The cattle line up to feed.As you can see, everyone is hungry this time of year. Most of the time is spent eating or keeping warm. You will often find the herd down in a gully for shelter. We have to feed every day even if the weather is bad or we have to go some where. The cattle have to eat first. They tend to be friendlier to trucks in the winter and will heard around the hay truck to be first in line. In the summer, they could care less about trucks.This way of life in the west is gradually disappearing. Various forces act to pull ranching families off the farm. Environmental zealots are making it harder to keep cattle on the open range even though a grazed range is more diverse. High inheritance taxes and rising land values make it difficult for farms to stay with the original families. Please fight to keep rangeland open for the cattle and our way of life from forever disappearing from America. The best way to do that is to educate yourself to the issues then get out and vote.
The picture of the sunset outline the Bighorn Mountains over 100 miles away. This is big sky country.
Sharp Tailed Grouse hang out around the ranch all year but in the winter they have been known to hang out in a cedar tree right outside my offices window. I am not sure what the attraction is but I thought this would be a good way to finish the web site.