We spent our first night in the Glamper (pretty fancy camper accommodations, big 5th wheel with a slide out) on Wednesday. Fencing the next day, as much as my tender bottom could take on horseback (all the calluses must have disappeared while I was living in the mine) then we cheated and did what we could reach from the pickup truck. It added up to 26 miles on Thursday, no small feat.
Today we spent all day in a meeting an hour and a half away and went over and signed our contract for the season. Got to meet all the members who are putting cattle out on our lease. It was interesting to see the new beginnings of a grazing association.
This one might have a little more government hoops because of the unique and very special area that it is. The grass is pristine with 86 years of phenomenal records plus it is home to 80% of Alberta’s endangered species (it’s even the only place this far north to have Yuca plants, go figure). I’m in heaven and it’s pretty.
I don’t think the members really understand how privileged they are to be awarded that grazing contract and they haven’t realized the resource we can be for them. We’ll work hard like we always do and they’ll figure it out, eventually.
The only down side is no cell phones, no internet, so I’ll only get to share my heaven with you all once a week or so.