Wednesday, October 14, 2015
plein air oil 9" x 12"
Off To A New Home!
I was lucky to have spent 6 days in September painting on a ranch in Mancos, CO; three days the first week of the month and three days the last week of the month. Mancos is near Mesa Verde National Park, near the Four Corners, about 6 1/2 hours from Colorado Springs.
Living on a ranch must be fun and exciting, but oh so much work! While we were there the hay had just been bailed and this barn was full of horse hay, which I learned is different than cow hay. Horse hay has to be covered. Cow hay can be left out. Also while we were there a cow died, a cow got out, sixty cows had to be moved to a different pasture, the ranch dog got hurt, a fence was painted, an electric fence had to be installed, feed had to be picked up 60 miles away. It's never endless. My hat (my cowboy hat) goes off to all ranchers and farmers!