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January 12, 2017

Transitioning

I think it was the creek that did it, or more specifically the ragged wall of half-dead, flash-flooded trees that bordered it.

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January 2, 2017

Inside the Chico Snow Globe

We always linger longer together in the winter – and that may be why it’s actually the warmest time of year on the Chico.

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December 19, 2016

Chinks

What do ranchers have in common with frontier trappers, Native Americans, Texas Rangers and Christian missionaries?

December 7, 2016

The Cattle Call

“WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!” The simple call baited about 400 through the gate.

November 30, 2016

Adjusting

Ranchlands film and photography intern, Lucy Maude, describes her first few weeks with Ranchlands and the contrasts from her former life in the city.

I’m sure we’re all aware of, or can take a good guess at, the narrative of Making Sacrifices and Understanding Hard Work that comes with interning on a working cattle ranch. Five o’clock wake ups! Manual labour! Cold! Spending an hour digging a motorbike out of a ditch you ran it into! No Starbucks! It’s a tale as

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November 28, 2016

Bison Works 2016

“Magnificent, bizarre and iconic”: read about our encounters with bison and see photos from an action-packed week.

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November 8, 2016

October Ranch Roundup

As we move into fall, the guest season winds down at Zapata, while we begin our annual weaning at the Chico.