My final week in Buffalo was different from what I had been doing this summer. I started on Tuesday this week, after having returned from being in the Rawahs (Rocky Mountain National Park) with my family for the holiday weekend. This was a good break.
I spent Tuesday and Wednesday sweeping more of Larry’s property, for reasons that were not communicated. After wrapping up my duties for the first half of my internship in Buffalo, it was time to move east to Sheridan County, where I will be working at SR Cattle Company with the Kane family for the second half of my internship.
I moved to SR Cattle Company on Thursday. The Kane’s took me in and put me to work, doing things like fencing, moving cattle and helping move hay within the first couple days. Not only did I learn new skills, but I was also able to show the Kane’s my ability to work.
Their willingness to work with me and show me new skills in just two days, made me feel very positive about what this second half of my internship experience will bring.
On my first day with the Kane’s, June 9, I fixed fence and reviewed maps of their operation. This gave me a better idea of what my purpose around the ranch is and provided a clear understanding of what I want to learn on this ranch.
The next day, we moved cattle from the “OTO House”, which is the main pasture. This time moving cattle was different than using ATVs and I thought it was more enjoyable.
So far, I think the second half of my internship will help me grow in my skills and give me new experiences.