Uprooted Magnolia

Young and Feisty

Posted in Calving, Photography, Ranching by leahyetter on March 31, 2011

We’re busy around here.  Remember, I often use the term “we” loosely. I do help out, like cradling a newborn that’s too cold and the momma can’t take care of  it in the beginning. Mostly though, I stand back with the camera. I’m loving being around these little munchkins but it just means a lot of work for the ranchers.

Once the calves are born and have sucked, they get their ears pierced.

It’s not the prettiest accessory but it serves it’s purpose. It helps to pair them with momma if they get separated.

Some are born fast and feisty. That means you’ve got to chase them through the meadows and grab them up when they hide in the willows. They have to get their ear tag and be inspected by the rancher to check their health.

Sometimes milk bags can’t provide so eventually the Rancher becomes the Mother.

Sunset is a favorite time. That means a couple if not a few hours of sleep before it starts all over again.

But it’s not just the ranchers that are busy around here. While we’re calving, the gobblers are strutting and the hens are watching and waiting for their knight is shining armor. I’ll have those photos for you tomorrow.

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  1. Lenore Diane said, on April 1, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Your pictures are always mesmerizing. Thank you for sharing.


    • leahyetter said, on April 2, 2011 at 9:52 am

      I’m so flattered that you like my work. Thank you for viewing and commenting.


  2. wherewander said, on April 1, 2011 at 7:12 am

    I particularly love the last picture, it´s like a painting!


    • leahyetter said, on April 2, 2011 at 9:50 am

      Thanks! Glad you like it. It’s not the strongest sunset but it was a pretty one nonetheless.


  3. Rowe said, on April 1, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Just wanted to say, Leah, that your work is just breathtaking. I’m so glad I stumbled upon you.


    • leahyetter said, on April 2, 2011 at 9:50 am

      Thanks so much Rowe! I’m so glad you have stopped by and are enjoying what you see. Take care!


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