With one week left of our final year workamping at Vicker’s Ranch, our second annual Eat, Shop Local Lake City Challenge was another huge success. We haven’t left this little town or purchased a single gallon of diesel fuel since we got here in June, and we’re eating really well.

With distances like this between us and the nearest “real” grocery stores, you may be asking: How do you do it?

High Country Market Lake City Colorado

Shopping local isn’t expensive, but driving to a “real” grocery store sure is!

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There is something deeply gratifying about doing real ranch work when workamping on a ranch.

Vickers Ranch Workamping Mending Fences

It sure beats fixing toilets! Though as a workamper at a working guest ranch, you will likely find that both need to be done on a regular basis! Read the rest of this entry »

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In honor of Charles Bukowski’s birthday on August 16:

“We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our education system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.” — Charles Bukowski, 1988

Nobody said it better.

It was for Bukowski. Sort of.

 

 

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There is a vacancy at Vickers Ranch.

Lake City Ranch Flag Half Mast for Perk Vickers

I know I’m not the first to ever write a tribute to Perk Vickers, and certainly I won’t be the last. But I can honestly say, I am honored to have met such an honorable man. Read the rest of this entry »

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Last night a ranch guest asked me “Are you still gypsying around?”  I said “Of course. Wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Need I say more?

The view from our RV in Lake City, Colorado

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