Pirates of The Peace
As you can tell from my posts, I have been on a bit of a summer hyatas getting posts up. Summers on the ranch are always so busy and it seems that there is always a million things lots going on…. next thing you know 2 months go by and its September. This morning as our oldest 2 boys got back on the bus and headed off to school, I figured it was time to get back to my postings. Summer 2012 was a great one… from the ranching perspective it started of wet with lots of rain and finished dry and hot however we we still produced enough grass for the cows and plenty of hay for the long winter nights. We got lots of projects done including 10 miles of fencing, artificial inseminating and repainting all the out buildings. We also made sure that we took the time to have some fun. Our ranch is on the banks of the Spirit River hence our name sake and the other half of the ranch is on the Peace River. The Peace River is by far the largest river in Alberta, with its head waters in Northern British Columbia. Every time I see it is is awe inspiring. It is a place that gives you energy and also a place where one can reflect. For our family it is a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon or a quick ride on a weekday evening…. The video above is a compilation of some of the summers fun and it will give you good idea of the rivers views, its tranquility and how we get a chance to enjoy it. .