Uprooted Magnolia

Cow Country

Posted in Photography, Ranching, Winter by leahyetter on February 14, 2018

I was contacted by Liz from The Farm Paparazzi who needed a cover photo for the winter issue of Cow Country. I looked through my archives but wasn’t really satisfied with what I already had. So what did I do? I scheduled with my neighbors to join them and the ranch dogs during their morning feed.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

I went over around Christmas after days and days of snow. It. Was. COLD.
It made for great winter photographs, however, and hopefully makes one appreciate what ranchers and farmers do to bring food to our kitchen table.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Try not to shiver while viewing these.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Ranchers don’t take snow days off. It is crucial that they get up and out the door at daylight to get food on the ground. With this much snow, their isn’t much grazing for the cattle so they must be supplemented.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

The girls were happy to see us and gobbled the hay right up.
Bree gave her approval of a job well done.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

And now for the cover image….

©Leah Yetter Photographer

They feed a mineral cake similar to what we feed our cows but theirs is ground up.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

I am thankful to my neighbors for letting me hang out and take pictures while they worked so hard feeding their livestock. 🙂



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  1. McKenna said, on February 14, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Beautiful pictures! That looks a lot like the view from our front porch, winters in Wyoming and South Dakota can be quite unforgiving, but completely magical at the same time. Nothing quite like seeing the fat mama cows running and bucking for their morning hay 🙂


  2. Kevin Hill said, on February 14, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Very nice!


  3. travelswithskipdebbie said, on February 15, 2018 at 7:41 am

    GREAT JOB, LEAH!!  Please obtain and save me a copy (or two) of the magazine.  I’d love to show it off to some friends.  Maybe 4 or 5 copies – I’d like to give one to Ken, too.Keep up the good work!!Love,  Dad.


  4. Doris said, on February 15, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Thanks for sharing, Leah. Love the pictures! It must have been mighty cold out there. Farm work is hard, but so rewarding at the same time.


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