A Summer to Remember

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Larry Glass, one of last week’s amazing HistoriCorps‘ volunteers, just sent us a wonderful batch of photos. Before the day’s work began, Larry roamed around Buffalo Peaks Ranch, camera ready. Above, you’ll see the Main House at sunrise, and below there’s cattle grazing in the early morning mist:

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Whenever we’re at the ranch our eyes are always moving across that big bare valley, home to grazing herds, along with pronghorn, coyote, badgers, and an occasional bear.

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Larry Glass is also adept with his metal detector. On his free time he scanned the patch of grass in front of the house (above), alongside the cottonwood to the right. Here’s what Larry found:

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Larry uncovered an old logging tool (a wooden cant hook with a metal dog), once used for lifting & turning logs. Here’s a nice bit of detective work: a root from the cottonwood tree stretched above the cant hook, a good clue that the hook was much older than the tree. Chances are this tool goes back to the early days on the ranch, back when it was called the Guiraud Ranch.

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Larry made it out to the old Lambing Barn, a structure visitors especially love. Someday we’d love to keep it pretty much as is, clean up the corral a bit, and create an indoor/outdoor space for classes and events.

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More from the Lambing Barn corral: an amazing storm cloud to the east, as dusk starts to settle over the ranch.

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Larry Glass has a great eye for images that capture the long ago work of the ranch (above), and he sure appreciates all the reasons people love coming to Buffalo Peaks Ranch:

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Looking off toward the western mountains: Red Hill at sunset (along with one of the Leopold Benches we built last summer).

Thanks to Larry Glass for sharing these wonderful images, and for being part of the HistoriCorps volunteer team for the past two summers. We can’t wait to have you back!

 

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2 thoughts on “A Summer to Remember

  1. A point of clarification RE: cant hook. This is a logging tool widely used throughout the logging industry. I knew it as a Peavey hook, probably for the company that manufactured them. They were widely use to shift/roll/move small logs in the woods and in the mill pons.

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