My wife, Lovella Dawn has sometimes found it difficult coping with the wide-open spaces and the lack of people in Wyoming. She is originally from the Philippines near the capitol, Manila. Manila and surrounding greater suburbs has a population of approximately 20 million people — about 40 times the entire state of Wyoming.
After getting married while living in Wisconsin we moved back to the ranch I grew up on, which my great-grandfather originally homesteaded. Although she had visited before, nothing can quite prepare a person to live on a ranch in Wyoming if they’ve never done it before, but her love of animals helped her through those first hard times. Now she gets involved in working cows in the corrals, she pulls calves in the spring, she takes care of her chickens, and the entire cat herd follows her everywhere she goes.
Just the other day my wife came back from town (Pinedale, Wyo.) complaining about the traffic and the number of people at the grocery store. Pinedale only has a population of 1,400…I think she’s converted!
This goat was having trouble giving birth to her kids (baby goats) so she needed some help. My wife’s hands are quite small and would cause less pain for the goat when helping her give birth. Lovella Dawn pulled the first kid out, a little billy (male) goat with dewlaps (A dewlap is a fold of skin that hangs down under the throat. Goats often have two dewlaps.) and then the mother goat had the second kid on her own, a little nanny (female).
I think this Filipino is a true Wyomingite.
From RealRancher Kent Price – Daniel,WY