Spring Bonney Drive, new camp mascot

This spring's cattle drive was completely out of the ordinary! Fewer guests than normal (no surprise with the economy and uncertainty of the times), fewer days at camp (and a cold one at that), Wed.-Tues (instead of Sun.-Sat.) and our firs...t…

Happy Easter!!

This week’s thoughts from Burnt Well: Two great stress reducers: I’m sorry. I forgive you. And on that note something I heard on the radio yesterday: Let’s celebrate the resurrection today (and this week) by forgiving someone, whether…


Dude Ranch style cattle drives:Drive any number of cattle from point A to point B, which could be from one to ten miles. On these drives we typically sleep and eat most, if not all meals, at the ranch but may have the occasional need to pack…

Food for thought from Burnt Well:

Almost anything is easier to get into than out of.

Something to ponder:

Here's a Burnt Well quote for this week: You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try!

New 'Chesser Casita Retreat'

Check out the 'casita' page for info on our new vacation rental. It turned out really cute.

Awesome Rain

We had such a beautiful, slow soaking rain yesterday. Couldn’t stay in the house afterwards, but had to get out on the 4 wheeler and see how much it had rained around. Everywhere from 2-3.4 inches and the creeks were running! It is awesome!…

View from Carlsbad Caverns

The beautiful vista from the parking lot of Carlsbad Caverns, even on a windy, hazy day. We took Steven, Isabelle (from Quebec) and Mary (from Chicago) there as a day trip and also to escape the high winds forecasted for Monday.
We hope all mothers had a happy Mother’s Day! Here are the results of a couple of young mothers living here at Burnt Well. Biscuit, a full Border Collie, is the mother and Gravy, a registered Corgi, is the dad. We call them ‘Borgies”.…