Every time I plan to write something, another month has gone by and there is snow on the ground again. We just received a spring storm that brought about a foot of wet, heavy snow. Here at at the foot of the Bighorn mountains, we often get our heaviest snowfall in late March and April. Hopefully we will actually have a spring this year. It seems the past few years it has been cold and wet through spring, and then it goes right into the heat of summer.
There is much going on here at our Wyoming dude ranch this time of year. Our cows are a little more than halfway through calving. Atfer a rough start, the cows and calves seem to be doing well now. Carpentry and refinishing work is under way in preparation for another season. Soon we will have a makeshift crew arrive to begin opening cabins before guest season begins.
We have kept some cabins open this off-season for a small bed & breakfast business. We have used word of mouth to advertise, and only a handful of people have taken advantage of the beauty, the peace and the quiet of Eatons’ this time of year. Dining, however, has been popular since the end of January. We offer dinner Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights as well as brunch on Sunday. Mike and Marisa have done a fantastic job taking care of our dinner guests.
If you are in the area, we hope you will join us for a meal, a quiet night’s stay along Wolf Creek, or maybe both. For those of you still deciding on a summer vacation, we hope you will consider Eatons’ Ranch. We know you will be glad you did.