FRIDAY FRONTIER: PLOWING AHEAD

KEITH RAM PLOW BARLEY DARTS 2018

We finally bought a replacement Ram truck.  It’s red like our last one and was locally owned and operated.  It also has a plow.  And the timing couldn’t have been better.  We got hit yesterday with another big snowstorm.  Let me tell you, it’s wonderful to have our own plow.  Keith usually has to plow our long drive and pathways with a tractor and bucket.  Since there’s no cab on the tractor, he’s nearly frozen by the time he finishes.  Not to mention, there are no lights.  He’s been using a battery operated headlamp.  But, we’re not complaining, honest.  Why?  The original homesteaders here would have had to plow by horse and lantern or by hand.  And they didn’t have the extreme-weather clothing and boots that we have today.  Alas, their ways were more sustainable than ours, but only if they managed to survive.

FRIDAY FRONTIER: HUNTING RAM

TRUCK RAM BARLEY DARTS

 

We went hunting today.  This time, it wasn’t for deer or elk.  Instead, we searched for a replacement Ram for the homestead.  Sadly, our faithful Ram must be retired.  Its final days will be spent out on pasture.  So, after grieving, we sought out viable prospects.  However, it’s been twenty-years since either of us tracked one down.  And naturally, today’s most handsome Bighorns are going to be higher.  Fortunately, we won’t be eating tag soup.  We found a good guide.  We don’t even purchase a license, until we get what we want.  Decisions.  Decisions.