Sugar and I have invited outsiders to pay us for coming to our ranch for various purposes that, until now, involve horses. For example, we have boarded horses, taken people for trail rides, given riding lessons, and hosted birthday parties for kids at which the attendees got to ride horses led in the arena. We have a horse hotel, for which I got two inquiries this very week. We even had a pumpkin ranch, but I don’t want to talk about that because advertising costs exceeded income. I also don’t want to talk about our horse-breeding operation because our stud has been transformed from a stallion to a gelding. He doesn’t want to talk about it either.
Today we just “launched” a new venture — The Cross Creek Ranch Yacht Club and Marina. We are branching out from the horse facility operations. We are going nautical.
The rains and flooding in Colorado have been devastating for many people, so I do not want to make light of suffering of others. I am writing to report a new lake and, as an example of making lemonade from lemons, to envision a new business opportunity. We looked out our bedroom window and saw a large lake that was not there last week, prior to the rains of Biblical proportion.
Therefore, those of you who own yachts will be interested in this opportunity to join the yacht club and get in on the ground floor. I will give you a real good deal, but don’t delay, this is a limited time offer.
It might dry up again.
In the meantime, we have some lots on the beach available exclusively for members of the yacht club. I am humming the song, “I’ve got some oceanfront property in Arizona.”
Beau, who enjoys living on the beach, would welcome some neighbors. By the way, members of the yacht club and residents of the beachfront community are allowed to bring dogs, provided they can swim.