February 23, 2016


Tom was an apprentice on Chico Basin Ranch from 2014-6.

It has taken me so many places already -activities, places, adventures. I never imagined it would take me so high. At some point in our hanger construction foray the question was raised as to how we would tighten the bolts in the ceiling…Well it ended up that I amongst others clambered on top of tractor-hoisted hay bales and the scissor lift that the roof would be secured. I remember looking out across the prairie at Pikes Peak, my arms resting on the roof of the hanger as if at bar. It was serene up there, almost quiet like the droning seashore. Yep, this was being built and I am on top of it all. Back to my ranching adventure.