A dose of winter finally made it’s way to Platte County last week. Badly needing the moisture, we’ve been waiting for it. Routine daily chores suddenly have to revert to an alternate plan. The distance between two points is no longer a straight line. The first challenge is traversing the mile and a half drivewayContinue reading “Winter Adventure on a Wyoming Ranch”
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Taking the Ol’ Girls to Their Winter Home
Although the cows have been at their winter home for some time now, I want to discuss why my cows change residence during the winter months. My cows have been temporarily relocated since early December 2010. Wintertime conditions around Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyoming can be quite adverse at times. We have the ability to receiveContinue reading “Taking the Ol’ Girls to Their Winter Home”
Cattle standing in a bunch on the feedground waiting for the rancher to feed them is a familiar scene throughout the Green River Valley. A few ranchers still use a team and sleigh to feed their cattle, but most ranchers use a tractor with a heated cab hooked on a bale feeder that is runContinue reading “Bon Appetit!”
Just Feedin’ Cows…and Deer!
Things have slowed down on the ranch now. We aren’t pushing cows and we aren’t shipping cows, that’s all over with. Now it’s time to settle in for the winter. Most of our time is spent feeding the cattle and finishing or starting odd projects around the place that need doing. We’ve made it throughContinue reading “Just Feedin’ Cows…and Deer!”