Monday, December 7, 2009
ROCK LEDGE RANCH
I went out to the Rock Ledge Ranch on Monday afternoon. I did a little hiking and took these photographs. When I was in high school I would return to my hometown (see prior post) every summer to work on my sister's ranch. Looking back I was blessed. It helped me stay a little "small town" even while living in the suburbs of the counrty's second largest city. My point is that for some kids here in the Springs, the Rock Ledge Ranch is as close as they will ever get to ranch/farm life and our western heritage. It is too important to lose. They could use our support... in fact, it is crucial to the survival of The Ranch. Please check their website http://www.rockledgeranch.com/
Stay tuned, I'm giving away passes to The Ranch for this event.
And if you go... please take photos and send me a few. I'd like to post them here.
All the best
Saturday, December 12th
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rock Ledge Ranch will be transformed with the sights, sounds, and aromas of this traditionally festive season.
Each evening features jingle-bell wagon rides, old-time musical entertainment, lantern light tours to the 1860s homestead cabin, blacksmithing demonstrations, a barn dance, Victorian celebrations in the 1880s Rock Ledge House and Edwardian festivities in the 1907 Orchard House.
St. Nicholas will be in the Carriage House to visit with children and adults and a photographer will be on hand to capture the moment. Purchase those extra special gifts at the Heritage Shop. Hot cider and other goodies will be available at several locations around the Ranch. Admission price includes all activities and tours. Volunteer assistance provided by the Living History Association.