Agriculture in South America – Brazil

I was on a cruise around South America during January, February and March 2013.  I went to Columbia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and French Guiana.  I went to haciendas, estancias, and ranchos where there were Hausas and Gauchos.  Below are some agriculture photos from Brazil. Corral with chute to load cattle onto bargeContinue reading “Agriculture in South America – Brazil”

Agriculture in South America – Argentina

I was on a cruise around South America during January, February and March 2013.  I went to Columbia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and French Guiana.  I went to haciendas, estancias, and ranchos where there were Hausas and Gauchos.  Below are some agriculture photos from Argentina. Horse Estancia near San Antonio de Aerco, Argentina—theContinue reading “Agriculture in South America – Argentina”

Agriculture in South America – Ecuador

I was on a cruise around South America during January, February and March 2013.  I went to Columbia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and French Guiana. I went to haciendas, estancias, and ranchos where there were Hausas and Gauchos. Below are some agriculture photos from Columbia and Ecuador. Fruit and vegetable stand at farmersContinue reading “Agriculture in South America – Ecuador”

Agriculture in South America – Chile

I was on a cruise around South America during January, February and March 2013.  I went to Columbia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and French Guiana. I went to haciendas, estancias, and ranchos where there were Hausas and Gauchos.  Below are some agriculture photos from Chile. From RealRancher Jonita Sommers – Pinedale, Wyo. Editor’sContinue reading “Agriculture in South America – Chile”

Agriculture in South America – Peru and Uruguay

I was on a cruise around South America during January, February and March 2013.  I went to Columbia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and French Guiana. I went to haciendas, estancias, and ranchos where there were Hausas and Gauchos. Below are some agriculture photos from Peru and Uruguay. From RealRancher Jonita Sommers – Pinedale,Continue reading “Agriculture in South America – Peru and Uruguay”

Traveling Back in Time Part II

In December, we posted about the Big Piney 4th Graders visiting the Sommers Ranch Homestead near Pinedale, Wyo. The McKinnon School also visited the Sommers Ranch Homestead Museum and Living History Center in October 2012. It was a great experience for the students to learn Wyoming history. J.B. Bond showed the group how to makeContinue reading “Traveling Back in Time Part II”

Traveling Back in Time

The Big Piney 4th Grade class visited the Sommers Ranch Homestead Museum and Living History Center in September. It was a great experience for the students with them learning Wyoming history this year. Clint Gilchrist talked about Indian archaeology on the place. Angie Boroff taught roping and let the kids pet Nibbles, the horse. DawnContinue reading “Traveling Back in Time”

The Art of Irrigating

Mosquitoes buzzing, sweat dripping from the brow under the rim of a cowboy hat, shovel over the shoulder and black rubber irrigating boots almost to the knees is the description of a rancher while irrigating. The rancher can be seen swatting at the mosquitoes so there is a path through the mosquitoes to breathe andContinue reading “The Art of Irrigating”

The Never Ending Job – Fencing

Fencing is a fall and spring job that has to be done on a ranch.  It is part of fall and spring housekeeping.  Fences have to be fixed to keep the cattle where they belong and to manage the land so the land is not over used. Fencing became an important and needed part ofContinue reading “The Never Ending Job – Fencing”

Fall Cow Work

With the bite of winter cold in the air, the cowboy steps up on a horse to gather the cattle. The dawn light breaks over the sky and the breath of each animal is visible. All of the neighbors are at the ranch to help with this work, just as all the ranchers will beContinue reading “Fall Cow Work”

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