Reindeer Ranch

I’ve always wanted to go to Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch in Rantoul, so I quickly put my name in the system when I saw an assignment for a story there. I wish I could have been there during the field trip that the story is about, but I made do with what I had to work with.

The guy in the photograph, Ryan, has one of the most random careers ever… he works with reindeer during the winter and flies skydiving planes the rest of the year. He was also one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met.

I took my son to see goats at the Scovill Zoo in Decatur earlier this year and he liked it for about 30 seconds… I t hink I’ll wait a couple more years before we go visit the reindeer ranch.

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