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    Ranchhands: Laura Mowery

    “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.”

    by Ranchlands Review

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    Prairie Winter

    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.

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    The Art of the Cattle Move II : Grazing Plans

    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.

    by Madeline Jorden

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March 13, 2017

Ranchhands: Laura Mowery

“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.”

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February 3, 2017

Prairie Winter

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.

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December 19, 2016

Chinks

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

November 29, 2016

Autumn Tree

A cottonwood tree prepares for winter.

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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.

Sandhill Cranes fill the skies of the San Luis Valley every spring prior to dispersing to their northern nesting grounds.
October 26, 2016

Cranes

Yesterday morning we rode from headquarters in the dark to get a jump start on the cattle. We hit the back of the pasture right at 7 o’clock when the sun was rising. In the distance I could hear an unfamiliar sound at the nearby reservoir. As I went about moving cattle, a flock of Sandhill Cranes took flight from the water and continued on their migration.

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