....And the cattlemen came.
Every year, the Umatilla Cattlemen's Association has a picnic on Father's Day. Different ranches host the picnic each year, and this year it was at Double M.
Last year we were in Ukiah, so it was a nice change of pace to meet on the other end of the county.
The guys did a great job with the steaks, and the ladies all brought wonderful sides.
Being as we were in Stanfield....and it's June....the day turned a bit sultry.
BUT - we had planned for this, and the parents had all brought swimming suits for the kids, and the Murdock's brought their water guns.
To the river we went.
The kids played, the adults dipped their toes in and cooled off with a beverage, and thoughts of heat & humidity soon vanished and were replaced with water spray, laughter and rock skipping.
Thanks to all of the ranching families who joined us a Double M for the day. We enjoyed hosting the group, and hope that we'll be able to do it again in the future.