At first glance, the rural Wet Mountains neighborhood that surrounds Monte’s ranch may not seem all that hospitable. Warning signs to trespassers are abundant and somewhat frightening. But the nice folks up here make us feel welcome. They share meals with us and allow Monte to give us UTV tours of their property.
Al and Joann treat us to several meals and share with us their hobbies. Al restores old deteriorated stoves to immaculate condition. Joann engraves wood, leather, glass and anything she can wrestle into her fancy engraving machine.
Don and Milt serve us a delicious dinner at their mountain cabin nestled about 200 feet above Monte’s place. We admire their view of the Spanish Peaks sunset while dining. Their other guests include a Tom Turkey and a thirsty skunk. Both wander by during our visit, luckily neither the skunk or his aroma lingers as he scurries away from our dinner party. I had hoped to post the video of Milt’s lovelorn turkey attacking the shiny bumper of his truck. Unfortunately the resolution was too low to share with you. You will just have to take my word that a turkey can raise a lot of ruckus planting kisses on his reflection in a truck bumper.
Ranch Life on Wet Mountains Slopes