Tag Archive: ranching

The Screamers

When a ewe lambs, it’s normally a quiet experience.  She rumbles the “mothering chuckle” to her lambs, and they will make cute little lamb-cry sounds to her as they struggle to their feet. It’s a beautiful thing, and one never…
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Unforgettable Rooster Joe

Rooster Joe RIP cover

The life and times of Rooster Joe, the coolest chicken ever.  RIP, my friend.  I miss you…your happy crow…your magnificence! It was a sad day, March 5, 2016, when our much-loved Rooster Joe passed from this chicken-life to the grasshopper-filled,…
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Moving Sheep (kind of)

Moving sheep down river, Powder River, Montana

When Hubby says, “Let’s go push those sheep farther down-river!”,  I tend to want more details.   I have seen these kinds of “fun thing to do” items turn into the exact opposite in no time flat, so I want to…
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Spring Storm

Spring Lambing Storm, April 2016

When lambing in Montana in April, it’s pretty much a given that we’ll deal with at least one spring storm–and here’s the first one. So, come with me on my barnyard rounds and see what’s going on and how our…
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