Now most college students at this point in time would be moving home for the summer. I however, am not. I am loading up my jeep with all my things and I am heading to my summer job! I am absolutely ecstatic to be moving down to the ranch where I will be working for the summer and I can’t wait to start.
The past few months have been a bit of an adventure for me in more than one way. Applying to the College and moving to Lethbridge were both relatively last minute decisions and if it wasn't for those decisions, I would not have the awesome job opportunity that is currently in front of me. In the past four months, I have met some really wonderful people, learned some really interesting things and have had some pretty interesting experiences. I know for a fact though that all these things are going to continue into the summer months.
As you know, my roots are planted on my family’s small cattle ranch, and growing up there allowed me to learn many things about horses, working cattle and a hard day’s work. Things will be different this summer though, considering the ranch I am working on is significantly bigger, there are a lot more people working there and I won’t have my Mom or Dad around to use as resources. With that being said, this summer I will be working under some extremely experienced and knowledgeable individuals and I know that I will be able to learn a lot from them. I think the most intimidating factor about working on a different ranch this summer is that it’s pretty hard to get fired by your Dad when you are one of only two underpaid employees….(the second being my brother who spends most of his time living and working in Banff)
And as a note, the colt pictured above is Bentley who was just a kid when the picture was taken but is now currently 3 y/o. Bentley managed to cut his leg up a few weeks ago and we have been doctoring it since then. Considering how bad the cut was, he is looking great now!
The dog pictured above is Dori. He is just over a year old and is probably one of the sweetest things around!