All Kinds of News for October 04, 2017
Life at Turn-About Ranch takes on new urgency as we leave the warm days of summer, hikes, and trail rides and the first chill leaves its icy mark on the grass. Students at the ranch have an abundance of new learning opportunities as the first days of Fall arrive and we feel the need to prepare for Winter.
Students learn the cyclical nature of service as they put in long days bringing in the hay, felling trees for poles and firewood then bringing the wood off the mountain. They then begin peeling the poles to repair fences and chopping firewood that will provide heat through the cold winter after many of them have graduated and returned home. The last yield of the gardens is harvested and manure is turned back into the soil and buried, awaiting the snows of winter to add moisture as students labor now to prepare the ground for use in the Spring. Many of them reaped the benefits of those who planted those same gardens in early Spring. Students learn the benefits of both hard work and service, and do it with smiles on their faces as their self-worth grows along with the size of the haystacks and woodpiles. Click to see a short video of the wonders of Fall at Turn-About Ranch.
About Turn-About Ranch
Turn-About Ranch is a wilderness therapy and residential treatment program located in the heart of Southern Utah’s canyon country. Students experience life on a real working ranch while undergoing treatment to improve their life back home. Surrounded by multiple national parks and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Turn-About Ranch is the ideal location for youth of today to have the space they need to find healing and purpose.