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Bar U Ranch National Historical Site, Alberta, Canada






"Bar U Ranch", National Historic Site. Established in 1882, it was huge ranching operation "even more info here."

if you know anything about me, you will know I have always wanted to live on a farm, own a farm, have horses, cows, dogs, cats, garden, fields, quiet & peace the whole 9 or is it 10 yards. I want a mountain view like in the movie "Legend of the Fall"

so when we got the chance to visit this location I really enjoyed seeing how the ranchers came in a took over the whole ranching/cattle business. it was hard work, long hours but if you had the right team you would do just fine. the shot over the campfire is a pot of coffee & hot water. the lady, let me see, i think her name was Greta, that could so be wrong but it is what is popping in my head this moment. she was great at telling the story. these men would all do different jobs. the chef would run with all his team ahead of the folks to set up and get to cooking. coffee was a real treat ...so the hubby loved the coffee. for me it was so darn strong. like my Dad always says "it will put hair on your chest" & that ain't no lie. it was STRONG!!! Beth ( :

Comments

eileeninmd said…
Great post, Beth! I also would like a small farmette... I love all the farm animals.. I like my coffee strong too.
Have a happy day!
don said…
A very interesting post of this attractive, historic place. I liked the table that rotates above the other table. That looks so practical. Nice post.
TexWisGirl said…
that's very cool! straight out of a western. :)
Linda Kay said…
That's like European coffee....Starbucks can't even hold a candle to that strong coffee. What a great place to visit, Beth. Thanks for sharing your experience.
This N That said…
Don't want hair on my chest!! What a cool place to visit..Great to see "How it was then"!! If you had a farm, you'd have to stay put!!
Rose said…
I'd sure love to visit that place...but it will probably never happen. Great pictures.
It looks like a wonderful place to visit! xx
William Kendall said…
Quite a beautiful place!

Ah, Legends of the Fall. Terrific movie. You can always tell Tristan's going crazy when he stops shaving.
George said…
This looks like a fascinating place to visit.
Ruth Hiebert said…
They sure lived different back then.Having grown up on a small farm,I have some happy memories of that,but I sure do like in town living and the convenience that come with it.
Stephanie Faris said…
How COOL. I love seeing things like that!
EG CameraGirl said…
Next time I go to Alberta I'll have to check this place out!
Ida said…
Farm life or Pioneer living would be very hard work and let's face it I just don't think it would suit me. However I think it's very fun to learn about it in places like this.

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