Dude Ranch Life: Springtime in the Rockies means babies!

foals at Colorado dude ranch

The valley is just bursting with life.  The grass is spreading out over the meadows and the glacier lilies are popping out all over the place.  The rivers are rushing by with tremendous speed.  The sand hill cranes are calling out from the ponds and the trees are filled with chirping birds in the morning.  And, best of all, there are babies everywhere we turn!

Each day as we pass by our fellow rancher’s homes we see more calves dotting the pastures.  Our partners Christy and Matt Belton just held their branding over the weekend and now those little black calves are snoozing out under the sunshine next to their mammas.

Teletubby and Jane have both delivered sweet little foals.  Teletubby’s little filly is just as sweet and friendly as they get, and June’s colt is a little pistol full of energy and sass.

Oh, and to top all that, Monday morning we got the call from Chol and Alaya that they welcomed Saoirse into their family.  Eamon has a little sister and everyone is doing really well!  I asked Eamon if anything fun had happened today as we walked through the Lodge today with his papa, and his big news was that they saw some flowers and wanted to ask Charlie about them.  Finally, after some prodding he did remember that they also have a new baby!  Hey, we all have our priorities.

Here’s to the start of a season of abundance.  Bring it on Spring!