Tyler: The All-around Ranch Hand

Intern Tyler Flatt has his hands very full at the Ladder Ranch. He has done a variable of things just in the last week, including (but not limited to) roofing, moving bulls and cows, and spending time with plenty of sheep.  June is one of the busiest months of the year here at the LadderContinue reading “Tyler: The All-around Ranch Hand”

Rangeland Intern Noah Schick: Storms, Landslides, Wrestling & Butterflies at the Red Canyon Ranch

This week Red Canyon ranch saw the biggest thunderstorm since 2010.  Over the course of one night it received two and a half inches of rain. Much of the week was spent repairing damage from the rain storm.  Several large boulders fell off the rim of red canyon severing some pipelines to the house. IrrigationContinue reading “Rangeland Intern Noah Schick: Storms, Landslides, Wrestling & Butterflies at the Red Canyon Ranch”

Jedidiah’s 2nd Week: Adventures in Irrigation, Herding and Roping

This week we continued to irrigate with the side rolls and pivots. We shut one pasture off completely so that it could dry for swathing. The grass has kept growing and has reached 4 foot high in some places. On Thursday evening, the new pivot shut down and we were unable to get it startedContinue reading “Jedidiah’s 2nd Week: Adventures in Irrigation, Herding and Roping”

Rangeland Interns-Perry Cattle Company is Keeping Jedidiah Hewlett Busy

Jedidiah Hewlett is learning the tricks of the trade at the Perry Cattle Company. He’s only one week in, but has taken away a great deal of information already, including doctoring calves, financial matters, and irrigation methods. Here’s all of the details of Jedidiah’s first week experiences.  This week was full. We started up theContinue reading “Rangeland Interns-Perry Cattle Company is Keeping Jedidiah Hewlett Busy”

Dry Land and Family Visits

Josiah has become the “master irrigator” over these past few summer months. The past couple weeks have proved some problems with the dry and windy weather. He also got to visit his family in Rock Springs. Here is what he had to say:  Well, it was a week of irrigating, (surprise!), but I was ableContinue reading “Dry Land and Family Visits”

Hard Work Pays Off for Josiah

Josiah sure seems to be getting good at irrigating! Not to mention, he had a special visit this week! Check out what he had to say about his time on the ranch last week: It was a fruitful week of irrigating. The grass has finally started to grow and in another week or so weContinue reading “Hard Work Pays Off for Josiah”

Josiah the Irrigator

Josiah Masie is a returning Rangeland Intern, so his name may sound familiar. We are happy to have him back this summer. He explains that “Irrigating has become my life” in his weekly summary for last week. Josiah also explains what irrigating has to do with range management and his take on what is learningContinue reading “Josiah the Irrigator”

We are back to you with Josiah’s newest update and boy, are we excited!

This past week began with Josiah making a five hour trip to Cheyenne for the Environmental Stewardship Tour at the King Ranch on July 14th. That is right; we got to meet Josiah for the first time in person and we enjoyed hearing more about the work he has been doing while on the ranch.Continue reading “We are back to you with Josiah’s newest update and boy, are we excited!”

Does everyone know what time it is?

TOOL TIME! Ok, not quite, but I had to give a shout-out to that lovable and mishap-plagued Tim Allen. It’s irrigation time in Wyoming. We don’t usually get enough precipiation to irrigate row crops, so we use flood and pivot irrigation to bring on the green. My husband raises malt barley, corn, sugarbeets and pintoContinue reading “Does everyone know what time it is?”

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