Crazy Mountain Cattle Company Experience Montana heritage and the ranching way of life up close and personal in a relaxing and low key atmosphere. Featured (twice) in the Sunset Magazine, the Jarrett family has been in the Montana ranching business since the 1880s when great-great-grandfather Mendenhall settled across the Yellowstone River from what is now the home place. Today the ranch is situated on 4,500 acres at the foot of the Crazy Mountains and on the Boulder River, with a grazing permit in the Gallatin Range. The ranch focus is production agriculture and they have 300 Angus cattle and 250 sheep. Meet the family: Rancher Rick, as the kids affectionately call him, is known for his ranch tours and his storytelling. Daughter Jami is a working partner on the ranch and she is a wonderful cook. And as Rick will tell you, flashing a grin, 'I'm a part-time rancher and a full time grandpa.' His grandkids Jordan (10) and Jess (7) play an important role in the ranching operation and when Jess says 'Come back and see us', he means it! Spring lambing is often thought of as the perfect combination of nature and nurture. People of all ages marvel at the miracle of motherhood and the fruits of nurturing. Something vital fills each and every day during the month of April. Other popular activities include: * Seasonal ranch chores, do as much or as little as you choose * Irrigating on the 4-wheelers * Salting the sheep and greeting the Pyrenees guard dogs * Ranch tours and watching wildlife * Local rodeos and community events Panoramic views include both the Crazy Mountains and the Absarokee Range of the Rocky Mountains. The bunkhouse is nestled along Duck Creek nearby the ranch house. It is cozy and comfortable with private bath. The requisite bunk bed has a double bed on the bottom and a twin on the top. There is also a sleeper sofa in the living area. The guest room upstairs in the ranch house has a double bed and shared bath.
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