In keeping with our “One Day In The Life Of…..”series, I’ll tell you a story. This is not about one day, but rather one minute or less of one day—one minute that I won’t soon forget.
I hesitate to write this for fear that ranch people will think I’m either inexperienced or stupid! I AM somewhat inexperienced when compared to lifetime ranchers—-I’ve only been at this for 33 years! And, sometimes, I do stupid things. We, like so many others, are calving heifers this time of year. For my non-rancher friends, that means we keep the 2 yr old bovines confined in a corral during the time they are birthing their first calf—- in case they have trouble—so we can help them, of course. That requires us to check on them at short intervals—day and night. Since I am the natural night owl in my family, I take the night shift! Armed with my trusted flashlight, I go out to the corral and look for signs that the heifer is getting close to calving. [Read more…] about Calving Adventures in Ranch Country