Reflecting On Ranch Life
On most winter mornings, we head out to the porch to welcome the dawn. We snuggle under quilts on the back-porch bed, drink our coffee, eat a carefully selected chocolate and watch what unfolds in front of us. This January, the pre-dawn sky treated us to several showers of falling stars and two new constellations – Corvus and Hydra (night sky guide) – hovering just above the southern horizon. As dawn arrives, our stretch of the Musselshell gradually comes into focus; the herd of resident deer pick their way across the ice to bed down; and the ‘postal plane’ makes its way westward. By then we’re ready to greet the day!