Friday morning we woke up early and headed out of Missoula, near Stevensville we grabbed breakfast at McDonalds and headed to the ranch. I had volunteered myself for the two weekends with no pay, it will be good to get out and do some manual labor, it's been 2 1/2 months since I've worked so I was excited. First thing in the morning is chores, feed all the animals and bucking hay. Once the chores are done we were able to do some other "fun" type of work.
A couple cottonwoods had fallen in the far end of the ranch so I got a little Stihl time in cutting them up. My brother manned the tractor and we got a big load in the dump truck and drove it out to the dump pile. The scenery around the ranch is gorgeous, the Bitterroot mountains as the backdrop.
The couple that my brother works with have a house on the ranch, they were nice enough to let me stay with them for a few days. Dan shot a duck on Saturday so we had duck that was cooked in a slow cooker for dinner, yum!