Thursday, June 21, 2012
We had a cattle drive today - way to welcome us home to the mountain with classic ranch work. My cowboys herded 200 cattle 10 miles from Dyche Valley to French Valley. It was my first time at a cattle drive since I always had to work, and I had so much fun. I forgot to bring my camera, but managed to get some really nice pictures with my iPhone. It was quite an experience getting to watch the cowboys, and cowgirls, herding the cattle down the main highway. I need to practice riding more often so that I will someday feel comfortable enough on a horse to ride with them, instead of just following behind in an SUV.
Working on the cattle ranch is no typical 8-5 job, but the benefits of living on the mountain far out way lifestyles anywhere else. Wes will have a short commute to work - 5 minutes to be exact. He will be able to come home for lunch most of the time, and usually be home a little after 5pm . There are occasions where he won't be home for lunch, or get home at 8pm depending on what work they have planned for the day, but that's all part of life on a ranch.
Living on the mountain will be very different than anything I've ever known. Country living is the perfect lifestyle for us, and our future family. There will be many challenges to face and overcome, but it will all be worth it. We are finally home sweet home.