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May 13, 2011

Bison Calves

Each year, Spring doesn’t really sink in until we see our first group of bison mamas with calves trailing behind them. Their color is recognizable– red beyond all of the other bison, and their bodies almost extraterrestrial in shape.

I saw my first one about a month ago when out riding with the Ciavola and Reed Families near Sand Creek. I think I wrote about it, but Kendra, Jordan, Max and I came upon a bison who had just given birth.

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September 9, 2009

Branding Big Calves

We had an extra special treat last Friday. We got to brand 30 head of calves that were left over from our annual spring branding. As you all know, branding is my favorite event with cattle work. Because the calves were bigger than in the spring we headed and heeled them. I had a good day of roping but I had more fun helping everyone on the ground. Here is a snapshot of what that looks like. Feebe is taking pictures,

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