The little calves always make calving fun and seem worthwhile no matter how tired you are or how disastrous the situation seems. When four heifers aborted in a week almost two months before calving time, it appeared to be a disaster. When the second calf was aborted, Vern came out and did an autopsy. VernContinue reading “The Pleasures of Calving”
Two tiny babes arrived last week. Their mother, like all mothers, immediately protective. Nervously nuzzling first one and then the other. Squatting to let them nurse. Instinctively knowing what to do. One baby is a little larger and very healthy. He is already trying to buck and play. The second is small and fragile. SheContinue reading “A Mother’s Grief”
Moms are special! Here at RealRanchers.com we share and celebrate rural Wyoming living and, in honor of Mother’s Day, we’d like to recognize Rural Mother’s everywhere. Our Facebook followers (those who like us, who really like us!) came up with this list of “You Might Be A Rural Mom If…” Only edited slightly for formattingContinue reading “A Salute to Rural Moms”
RealRancher Jonita Sommers from Daniel, Wyo. features her chickens in this post. She explains the process of raising them after receiving them in the mail (who knew?).