Today’s Weather: High of 70. Low of 49. Pretty as spring gets.
Today at the Ranch: Beau was at Butte Camp all day checking heifers. Vergal, who’s been calving the heifers at Butte Camp for more than 20 years now, is laid up for a few days following a buck-off last week. No broken bones, thank goodness, but Vergal does need help getting the work done.
With Beau gone all day, the kiddos and I decided to take Grammy and Grampy, my parents, to the Jersey Lilly for lunch. The Jersey Lilly is the main attraction in the Old West / ghost town of Ingomar, Montana — 26 dirt road miles north of us here at PV headquarters. Ingomar has a few habitable homes, an old abandoned school, a rodeo arena, a tiny post office, but most of all the Lil.
Jersey Lilly owners Boots and June are doing their best to make things work despite the current COVID-19 climate. On weekdays, because not too many customers are venturing far from home these days, Boots and June deliver their famous Jersey Lilly beans by the quart to fill orders in nearby towns. On weekends they fill to-go orders — not just beans but burgers and other sandwiches — out of their kitchen for folks out for a drive.
Today we ordered ahead as we drove to Ingomar, then ate at the picnic table out on the boardwalk. It was good to see Boots and June and hear their news. Good to see the countryside greening up as we drove. The kids enjoyed playing in the old high school gymnasium, too. (They’re always surprised to rediscover I know how to dribble a basketball.)
Below, a few more photos from today’s adventure… and good night!
© Tami Blake