"The bleating of sheep in the barn — cries of every timbre, pitch and volume — sounds like a clamorous outdoor market in the thick of the afternoon. Ewes and lambs alike call incessantly, straining to be heard. One young lamb, not even an hour old, mews softly in the yard. Mary Miller, one of the Ms behind Triple M Bar, gently picks up the lamb and takes her to the safety of the barn; the mother follows."
DENVER — Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper grilled lamb chops today in advance of mailing a special package to Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley to settle a friendly bet over last weekend’s football game. In that package are 12 lamb chops from the Triple M Bar Ranch in Manzanola.
“This was one of the toughest defeats I’ve ever watched, but what a game! And you do learn more from defeat than you do victory,” Hickenlooper said. “Even if you have the best quarterback and the best coach in football, and we do, nobody can be perfect every time out. Our disappointment aside, we are proud of the Denver Broncos and happy to settle our bet with Gov. O’Malley with some of the best lamb chops on earth.”