Sunday, May 29, 2011

It's What We Do

Here I am learning how to use a plasma cutter. That was exciting, but I didn't do too bad of a job. They even let me fix this other kids attempt. Awesome. They just let me go for it and the only thing they told me was to make sure I had the welding mask on so I wouldn't go blind. Great advice.
Instead of horses we move cows on motorcycles....normal things. A new adventure.

We butchered a bull one day. Just a spur of the moment type of thing. I loved it.

It has been raining a lot so we have had to be creative and do more indoor things. So we cleaned out this old barn for a few days. It looks amazing now; we should have taken before and after shots. Next time...

I still am just loving my internship. I'm learning so much and it's just very exciting.

Friday, May 20, 2011

I'm in Montana

Here is a couple sneak peak pictures of my adventures on the ranch. This is me fixing the tractor that I drive to rake rocks. It's exciting. Remember when I fixed the chain on the rock rake? who does that? this kid.

Canadian zoo

So before I headed up to the ranch I went up to Canada for a few days to see my dear friend Lauren. It was amazing. Even though I did get stopped at the border and was interrogated. It was an amazing weekend of fun and adventure. We went to the zoo and it was a good one. We shared some laughs and caught up on good times. I love that kid.

In Canada they call bathrooms washrooms...awesome. Also weird.

Friday, May 13, 2011


I really have no idea who reads this blog. But I just wanted to say that I am in Montana now working on a cattle ranch for my internship. It's awesome. It's a 15,000 acre ranch with about 500 head of cattle. I've only been there three days but I love it. I work 14 hour days and each night I come home so exhausted, but so happy. I don't have internet or cell phone service. But it's been nice to be unplugged from the world and just work all day.

Some things I've already done:
- fixed fences
- put together and fixed a chain on a tractor and got it working again
- raked rocks
- odd jobs

I know there is more, but I can't think of things right now. I'm in the airport waiting for my flight to Chicago. I'm going to my best friend's wedding: Cassi Elton. She's awesome and I'm so excited to see her and be apart of this magical day.

The house that we stay at on the ranch has a super sketchy shower. It's so rugged. Life is so good though. I will probably be a pro mechanic by the end of the summer. Maybe also a farmer and rancher. who knows. Life is good and I am happy. But I must be people deprived because I struck up a conversation with the lady next to me on my flight and talked to her forever. who does that? not usually this kid. I just had so much to tell her. hahaha awesome