March 22, 2017
So far I have only completed two weeks of work here on the Chico, however in that time I have learned a lot. That first week was a crash course in everything that you could think of when it comes to ranch life. Growing up, I had been around ranching but nothing as intensive as this. I learned the location of everything on the ranch, what my duties were, and much more. Getting acquainted with my surroundings and the people …
March 13, 2017
“I came in and I was like, ‘Yeah, I’ve been working on a farm and I’ve been riding my whole life, I’ve got some experience. This is gonna be great, I can totally do this!’ And I came in and it like knocked me down a peg, so fast.”
March 7, 2017
Our bison threatened to stampede through the North Dakota pipeline demonstration during the fall roundup.
February 13, 2017
In the buffalo pasture, there are many places where the fences are drifted over and the buffalo have taken this opportunity to walk right over them and head south for the winter.
February 3, 2017
Even during winter, when the rest of the prairie falls dormant, days grow shorter, and animals retreat into their winter dens, the ranchers’ work doesn’t slow.
January 29, 2017
Every spring and fall, Sandhill Cranes stop over on the Medano-Zapata Ranch during their annual migration.
Photos by Matthew DeLorme and Madeline Jorden
January 23, 2017
The most important tool we use in management of the land is being able to control the amount of time that cattle graze a particular pasture.
January 12, 2017
I think it was the creek that did it, or more specifically the ragged wall of half-dead, flash-flooded trees that bordered it.
January 2, 2017
We always linger longer together in the winter – and that may be why it’s actually the warmest time of year on the Chico.
December 24, 2016
Happy holidays from everyone at Ranchlands!