Friday, August 22, 2008
Johnathan (our newest Rancher) got the opportunity to show his folks how well he rides and last seen they were off to the nearest western wear store for a hat and cowboy boots.
We are excited to see our Ranchers getting the prep work done in record time so they can "get to the fun part" of riding.
If you are interested in volunteering with our Equine therapy Program or just coming out and enjoying the day with us please contact the TCR Office.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Since the first week in July, Caitlin has dedicated her time working with our ranchers and staff in all aspects of equine therapy. Caitlin will be responsible for management of the riding, including safe and appropriate instruction both on and off the horses and the care and well being of our horses, Jayar and Kizee. We are very thankful and blessed to add her to the TCR team.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Our Life Coaches Jay, Donna and Ryan helped Volunteer Coordinator Charyn, and volunteers Rebecca and Beau coordinate projects to get them completed. Everyone pitched in to make the day a HUGE success. The community is truly blessed to have volunteers such as these. To see more photos of the day visit the TCR Photo Gallery.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Our volunteer Cheryn and a group from the Briggsdale Congregational Church, and staff member Jay, planted two fruit trees, filled flower pots, and planted annuals everywhere!! We appreciate Happy Life Gardens, Eaton Grove Nursery, Briggsdale Ag Students & Redeye Rotary for donating all the plants and trees!!
Suzzanne and Elizabeth Shaw along with volunteers, Ryan and Mary worked with the alpacas and goats, to shear, trim hooves, and vaccinate. The animals weren't necessarily thrilled with the process, but the 8o degree days that followed were sure a lot cooler for them.
The crew from Pirate Radio 104.7 and their families came out and volunteered their time as well. Completing the exterior trim of Faith House!! ARRRR! Me Hearties!!
What an amazing day!! To see more photos of Planting and Shearing day go to the TCR Photo Gallery.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Saturday, May 17 ~ 8:30 am -5 pm
Come join us for a day of fun volunteer opportunities
Prepping the Garden
Shearing the Alpacas & Goats
Feeding Baby Goats
See felting demonstrations
Lunch included for volunteers.
Call the TCR Office at 970.454.2219 to RSVP!!
Later during the show Donna Gustafson is shown teaching Gammy the wonderful art of crocheting.
The Ranchers smiles tell all. It looks like a fun future for the Ranchers at Triangle Cross Ranch. They are hoping to be involved in other shows as well as Farmers Markets. We will keep you posted.. For more photos of the Goat Extravaganza go to the TCR Photo Gallery!!
We started by learning how to properly bridle, brush and groom each horse and also learned how to communicate with them. We also learned the proper saddle techniques that are essential in making the horse and rider comfortable. Donna G. showed us how to properly mount and sit on the horse. I was privileged to be the first one to ride Jayar. Then the ranchers got their chance.The true blessing was watching three of our ranchers flawlessly and courageously take their turn and get on one of the horses and take their ride around the corral. The grins and smiles and laughter were truly a gift to witness. We are extremely excited about our program and our ranchers look forward to our weekly sessions with Donna G and myself. Stay tuned for further updates, photos and opportunities to come out to the ranch and join us.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
We want to thank all the volunteers (18 total) who worked at cleaning out flower beds, removing and trimming wayward shrubbery, laying rock, building fence and moving furniture. A special thank you to Randy and Robin who brought their tractor and did some ground breaking for our garden, as well as pulling out some posts and a few things that ONLY a tractor with a front loader could accomplish.
At lunchtime we took a tour of the cottage industry site. We walked through the various steps taking fleece and making felt and also showed off our Gospel Green herbs. I heard that the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were close to gourmet!!
All in all it was a very productive day!! Thanks to a group of wonderful volunteers!
To see more photos of the work day go to the TCR photo gallery.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
A few weeks ago we had our annual Valentines dance. This is a time for food, games, laughing, talking and, of course, lots and lots of dancing. Many moons ago, this tradition was started and it's just as fun and exciting as the very first dance.
These pictures are of our Rancher's and their "dates".Anyway, we had fun and ate till we were ready to burst. What's not to love about the Ranchers?
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Make each shot count. Sounds like a philosophical line for life right? Well, it could be, but here at the skills competition in Greeley it is just a reminder to pay attention to where the basketball is in relation to your hand and the basket.
Janice, Marsha, Lewis, Gloria, John and Dan all came home with ribbons, showing us that they are not only wonderful, but VERY capable too. Our Ranchers love Special Olympics events and are currently participating in Swimming, once spring arrives, they will start Bocce, bicycling and tennis. For more photos of Special "O" events visit our Photo Gallery. Way to go crew!! You did it!!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
We were pleasantly surprised to have a large group of Valentine's show up at the Ranch today. Mrs. Bowness and her 3rd grade class from Galeton Elementary came to visit and brought treats & cards for the Ranchers. We appreciate the love and care these kids have given to our Ranchers in the last 4 years!! Kudos and many hugs!! For more photos of this fun day go to the TCR Photo Gallery.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I was struck at the wonderful color patterns!! This felt was made out a combination of Alpaca fiber and Mohair from our goats.
I asked Gammi to show me the purse she made and she proudly presented it and said "I did THIS!!" What a great learning experience!!
To view more photos of our Ranchers showing off their creations to to our Felt Projects photo gallery.
They are looking forward to showing off their items at The Moral Fiber show booth at the Goat Extravaganza, April 24-27 at Island Grove Park.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Visit http://www.oldwestmuseum.org/ for more information!!
There are more photos of the museum at the TCR photo gallery!!