Labor day on the ranch

What did the fam do over the labor day holiday at the ranch? Well, I’ll give you three guesses, and the first two don’t count. We worked, of course!

Dad was feeling charitable, so he let me do some of the fun chores, like grading the arena. I drove the tractor around, pulling what looks like a net of spiked chains, to break up the big dirt clods and make the footing in the sand nice and soft again.

It was kind of a dusty job, but very satisfying. Trying to figure out how to make sharp turns, so that your tire tracks always get broken up, is kind of fun for someone with my sort of personality. I also helped bring some bales of hay up from storage in the lower barn, and of course, I moved poop from one place to another. That one is pretty much an every day chore though.

Anyway, if you had a three day weekend, I hope you enjoyed it! I enjoyed mine…working outside with family and goofy animals is fun, even if it is working.

About cliffhousealpacas

Once upon a time, my dad drove by some funny looking animals standing on little dirt hills in a field. Thus, the dream of an alpaca ranch was born. Now, we are embarking on a grand adventure of raising alpacas and becoming fiber artists.
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