Where are you from? Wakarusa, Indiana
Favorite Season? Fall in Indiana. The changing leaves are so beautiful. Besides red and orange, the leaves change to purple!
Tea or Coffee? Tea. My absolute favorite is Good Earth Original flavor!
Board games, card games, or video games? Definitely board games!
My best hidden talent is... When I have quiet time away from the kids, I really enjoy sewing.
The best thing I ever ate is... I love shrimp cocktail.
On the weekends I... Spend a lot of time with my family. I like going to my brother's motocross races and when I can, I like shopping in big cities where there are a few more stores than we have.
The best thing about the J Bar L is... the people. We have a great team and it's great when everyone's kids can run around and play together.
photo courtesy of Lynn Donaldson
We love this picture of the handsome Mr. Harrison Blitch loving on Ben! Thanks for sharing with us Shane and for being our first guests of the season! We can't wait to have you back!
Another brand new trip for Summer 2012!
Join National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale as she shares her experiences and expertise. You’ll ride the range with authentic Montana cowboys and learn about managing landscapes holistically for the triple bottom line ($, ecology/wildlife, and community) and discover the many benefits of raising and enjoying grass fed beef. Meanwhile, you’ll master the tricks of the trade from an internationally acclaimed photographer. Capture the truly wild spirit of the west through your lens, from working cowboys and ranch life to native wildlife and untouched environments.
September 16th- September 22nd
Learn more by emailing us email@example.com or calling the old fashioned way (406) 596-0600
"Riding at Dawn" courtesy of Ami Vitale
Where are you from? The Tom Miner Basin, near Emigrant, Montana
Favorite Season? I like Spring and all the new life that comes with it. The sight of green grass and migrating birds is wonderful after a long winter.
Favorite Place? I really enjoy being in the mountains.
Tea or Coffee? I go to bed at night thinking about my cup of coffee in the morning.
Board games, card games, or video games? Card games. I have really fond memories of playing cribbage with my Grandfather.
My best hidden talent is... I enjoy singing and playing the guitar.
The best thing I ever ate is...Elk Tenderloin and the escargot at the Chico Dining Room.
On the weekends I... like to hang out with my family and take extra time to appreciate all the great things in my life.
The best thing about the J Bar L is... the Centennial Valley and our time with the cattle and horses.
another amazing photo by Lynn Donaldson
...or off the Ranch in this case.
A few weeks ago, the whole team slipped away for a team retreat at Chico Hot Springs. We soaked in the hot springs, enjoyed a delicious dinner in the Chico Dining Room, the kids played in the pool, and the grownups danced the night away. A great time was had by all! Yep, we're totally spoiled! And now we're refreshed and ready for a great summer season! Special thanks to Peggy and Bryan for making it happen.
Charlie raising the roof. Steve amazed by his flaming dessert. Bryan's toast.
Age? 4 years old
My Mom and Dad are? Hilary and Andrew
Any brothers or sisters? A little sister named Elle
My favorite activity? Driving the feed truck and the tractor
Favorite animal on the ranch? The cows
Favorite food? Strawberries, bananas, yogurt, and candy
My favorite thing to do with my family when we're at the Ranch is... play dinosaurs and have gun battles.
Have you seen the newest Wall Street Journal? They featured our Working Ranch Vacations in their article, "Fancy a Farm Vacation". Thanks WSJ! See the article online right here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405270230342550457735596146800697....
Age? 8 months
My Mom and Dad are? Bryan and Libby
Any brothers or Sisters? A big brother named Charlie
My favorite activity? Stealing toys from Charlie
My favorite animal on the ranch is? Our dogs, Tinkerbell and Lucy
Favorite food? Sweet potato and banana
My favorite thing to do with my family when we're at the Ranch is... giggle and try to keep up with the big kids.