I will never forget my first visit to Mud Ranch, I swore I would never drive there again! The road is twisty and turny with several places where the road turns back on itself. Since then, I have become very good friends with Joan and driving to see her and all of our friends at Mud Ranch make the drive worth it. Plus, the drive really is beautiful! This is the first time I made the trip with a trailer though, I am happy to say that it went just fine :)
The welcoming committee was just as sweet as at Mendenhall’s.
When we pulled in, the three bottle lambs came running at us and Kate immediately felt like she needed to control them. I did tell her that she was going to get to work sheep, but this isn’t what I had in mind.
After unpacking the truck and settling in, we headed out to see sheep. The kids were very happy to play in the creek.
I wish every child could experience the imaginative play that comes with playing next to a creek. They had little horses that were floating on logs down the ‘raging’ river.
While they enjoyed themselves, we had Kate gather the sheep and looked at all of the beauties.
There were many that I liked and I did a little bit of ‘in person’ shopping…
here is one that will probably call Oregon home in the future.
I also got to see some familiar faces…
Lancelot moved to California last August and he has matured nicer than I could have hoped for!
Joan has told me about his personality, that he is a funny guy and he was certainly showing off that evening. He was having fun stirring things up.
The weather was outstanding while we were there. We enjoyed a fire on the back porch and…
After a visit that was too short, we were back on the road and headed for home.
Tomorrow’s post will be about Kate’s adventure with Joan’s mountain climbing sheep! It was an adventure.