Time to reflect at -20 degrees

Mission Mountains from the ranch

It’s been a chilly week here in the Mission Valley of western Montana.  We have been one of the warmer spots as we only got down to -20 degrees F here at the ranch.  It was 4 degrees today when we went out to feed, it actually felt good!  We wanted to share some pictures of the ranch and the livestock in winter  The first couple of pic’s are the horses and mules after we fed hay.  The dark mule is Bella, one of this year’s babies.  She is only 6 months old and that is a 5 foot tall fence that she is looking over.  Bella is out of a Percheron Draft Mare named Ink.  Ink weighs over 1600 pounds and 17 hands tall.  You can see how “haired up” Bella is to deal with the cold.  Keep them fed and they do great!  When we get back to the house, we warm up by the wood stove and reflect on the great trips from last year, and start planning the trips for next year.

Bob Marshall Wilderness Outfitters - Missoula, Montana