☆ July 2, 2011
I’ve alluded to big summer plans and it’s time to share details!
I’m spending the summer on the mountain, camping at 7500 feet.
And the entire Farmily is coming with me!
Last week, I shared photos of the spring pasture Mike and I lease for the cows. We lease another 1000 acres of private mountain land for the cows’ summer pasture. This land happens to rest smack in the middle of 10,000 private acres, grazing land for a handful of ranchers. Being there is like living in a dream, living like a nymph. I’m moving up this week, and will be there through September.
I actually thought I’d be up there by now ~ usually the snow has melted by the end of May and we trail the cows up the third week of June. But since it was still snowing in June, it wasn’t until last week that we could even drive in! There are still scattered snowdrifts, but that didn’t keep me from diving into a mountain pond after spending the day working in the sun :)
I’ve rigged up a hillbilly solar setup to keep my laptop and camera batteries charged and, while I will be offline 99% of the time for the next three months, I will continue to post here multiple times a week, and the daily photos for the Daily Coyote and the email subscription list will continue uninterrupted.