|Mike scythes a path for the new fence upriver|
|Jon and Mike crossing back for another load of steel posts|
Mike and Jon Rombach ferried the steel posts over using a guide rope and Jon's pontoon boat. It took both of them to keep the boat from swamping in the current.
|Jon ferries a batch of posts to the lower section|
|Cammie and Gabe packed out salt|
After Christmas, Gabe and Cammie, Dawson and Wes surprized Mike and I by coming down to help for a few days. It was Weston's first trip to the river. He reminds me of Mike's brother Bill.
|Weston looks like he has Uncle Bill's dimple|
Cammie and Gabe rode and packed salt while Mike and I took the boys upriver to work on gates. The cattle were glad to get the salt and it will help encourage their distribution across the range.
|Dawson on the old bridge abutment|
|Fishing below the bridge|
I love winter in the canyon, because I love being in the canyon. This year, it feels different. I find myself wondering already about summer, remembering the drought we just went through, and not wanting it to come again.
By Sara at Magpie Ranch, home of Bunchgrass Beef