Monday, January 31, 2011

Old Sheepherders' Party

Last weekend was the 2011 Old Sheepherders' Party at the Border Inn. It was another great celebration, with lots of great food, stories, and general good fun. Friday evening was open mike, and we heard some great stories of life out on the range, some risque jokes, super singing, and much more.

Saturday morning sported the sourdough pancake breakfast and range tour. In the afternoon, , entertainer Sid Hausman kept the crowd in a good mood.

Sid Hausman is a real treat. A talented musician, songwriter, and artist, he had something for everyone in the program. I was in awe of his musical ability, he made it seem so easy!

He switched to a banjo, giving a perfect twang for his Southwest-themed music.

Denys Koyle, who came up with the idea of the Sheepherders' Party, took a couple minutes to dance with the youngest member of the crowd.

Ukelele? You bet. He made it sound good, too!

Then it was time to get ready for the Basque-style dinner. We enjoyed conversing with our tablemates, a mixture of people we knew and people we got to know.

The food was delicious: soup, salad, lamb, beef, chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, wine, punch, and ice cream and cookie for dessert.

The cafe was packed, and everyone was having a good time.

Then it was time to visit with friends and tap our feet to the music of the Silver Sage Band. What a great party. We can't wait till next year!

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1 comment:

  1. I grew up in snake valley, went through the 8th grade then moved to Fillmore. I remember while living on the Robison ranch we had Basque people come there to butcher. I remember my mom saying they saved everything even the blood!