This past weekend I went to the ranch to help gather bulls from breeding pastures. A set breeding season allows us to have a more uniform calf crop and put selection pressure on the cows for fertility. Saturday afternoon I went for a drive through the cows with my mom to take some photos, which I’ll be sharing with you in the next several blog posts.
It always amazes me how fast calves can grow! Here are some then-and-now pictures of some calves I’ve featured in previous posts.
Remember Wally? Wanda’s calf, who lost his ears during a very cold spell? This is him in early May.
Here he is now, in mid-July.
And here he is with one of my calves. Ol’ #130 could donate some of his ear to Wally and still have plenty left over.
How about Casper, the friendly ghost? So named because of his white markings? Here he is in March.
And with his mom.
And now in July…left side profile.
Right side profile.
Hanging out with mom, even though it’s not very cool at this age.
Welcome to the beautiful Madison Valley of Montana in the summertime! Red cows on green grass – can’t beat it!
Have a great week, everyone!
The Asphalt Cowgirl
“Now our windshield’s a painting that hangs in our room, It changes each mile like the radio tune” —Rodeo Moon, Chris Ledoux