Every year it is amazing how quick winter flies by and before we know it, it is time to turn the water and heat back on, unleash the cleaning crew and open the Ranch up for another memorable season. This will be our 66th year, and every spring as the anticipation of the first guests draws closer the excitement always builds.
Mother Nature has been a little rough on us lately [She seemed to forget it was spring and is trying to keep winter going…] but there is still a job to be done. Aside from the usual opening projects, cleanup and preparation there are always a few unique projects waiting to be finished up. This year the barn and arena are getting a few enhancements including a new observation deck, board walk, landscaping and roping chutes! Much of the fencing around the barnyard has also been rebuilt. It was also time to repair a few of the chuck wagons with some new wheels.
We have also built a beautiful new horse trail through a spectacular rocky canyon, that was previously un-ride-able.
Enjoy this little slideshow with a few shots of the projects as well as your favorite FLL characters.
ps. yes that is Ranch owner Doug almost rolling the loader off the road!
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