Into Life Backwards II

Yesterday’s post began the story of 520’s calf. … 520 slides down to the ground. The guys get to jacking on the calf puller. Trying to keep everything in proper position, while still pulling on the calf’s legs… Whew! It’s … Continue reading

Into Life Backwards

As we move our cows to the Badlands Pasture, we pair them, meaning each momma cow has to find her baby in the herd; they must recognize each other, and the baby must follow the cow out of the main … Continue reading

Sunshine and Roses

Ha. Did you really think I’d be writing about sunshine and roses during calving season? Nope. Thank goodness, the weather is improving and at least the snow is leaving from the south facing slopes. Of course, that leaves mud and … Continue reading

Learning Fast

I’m taking the fast way out, by posting a video onto my Red Dirt Facebook page. No, you don’t have to have a Facebook account to watch it. This little calf looks half deer… but she was feeling good. Trying … Continue reading


Once calves are on the ground, you can’t just ignore the babies. Unfortunately, calves can easily pick up a bug, and some are nastynasty. Brandon does a walk through as the calves are taking their late morning nap. He looks … Continue reading