We take care of the land...it takes care of us.

We're just a couple of country dwellers......

that love nature, hunting, fishing, gardening, campfires, crafting, cooking, canning, laughter and living!!

Ya just never know what I'll blog about next...

So visit us often!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Five Star Weekend

Our roots are deep here in the prairie of South Dakota...

Both of us born and raised on the east side of the Missouri River,
both of us LOVE to visit the west side, more 
specifically, the Black Hills!

Sall lived in the hills and raised his kids there,
so he knows the area like the back of his hand!
When we arrived at Borderland Ranch, he said he'd
driven by this place many times. 

This Labor Day weekend it was our family's 
place to gather and break bread and share 
memories and laughter...

Our niece Rachel picked a great spot!

It had plenty of space, lots of character, 
all the conveniences of home, quiet places for sleeping newborn babies,
fun places for toddlers to climb and hide,
a huge kitchen for constant grazing,
indoor and outdoor places-you never
got tired of moving around and just taking 
in all of the scenery!

The property has all kinds 
of old farm buildings on it
(Sall and I felt right at home)

Old and new cabins are available.

There's a running crick that crosses through...
horses, chickens and goats
share the ranch...

Our families filled the main house 
and the large guest house...

We enjoyed cool evenings out on the deck
with great bonfires close by....

Inside... the house was filled with 
charming country antiques,
comfy over-sized couches to watch television,
shelves filled with books and board games,
and even a guitar and a piano.
Nobody would be bored at this ranch!

Borderland Ranch comes highly recommended
from this family.
We will definitely be lining up another
reunion trip to the Black Hills
(as soon as I recuperate from this one)

Weekend get-a-ways are a great 
way to leave your troubles behind
and re-group!  Which is exactly what we did!

(Thanks Rachel, for your leadership
and getting us all together!)

We landed safely back home on the prairie...

 it feels good to be home...

we'll light the fire in the pit 
and think about all the 
fun we had together!

Y'all come back SOON!

Joining with 
LaurieAnna and Farmhouse Friday
grab a cup of coffee and join us!


Anonymous said...

How wonderful to be able to take a weekend to get away and spend time with family! It looks like a lovely place.


Millie said...

Sounds like my kind of place~goat friendly!

Country Gal said...

What a wonderful place ! I love your photos. Glad you all had a nice time. Have a wonderful eve.!

TexWisGirl said...

sounds like a great place for a big family group!

Michaele said...

How fun!! South Dakota has some neat vacation spots.

Liz said...

What a great place. It looks like you had a great weekend! :)

Come by and say Hi! I'm having a giveaway.:)


Sharon said...

I really enjoyed your pictures! Probably not an nth of the enjoyment you had with your family there! Glad the gathering was a success!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful pictures on your post.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I think Borderland Ranch looks and sounds wonderful :)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

What a great place to get away for a weekend, week or a month! :)

Suffia said...

Beautiful getaway.

Sherry said...

Wow, that sounds awesome! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!