Uprooted Magnolia

Wyoming Longhorns, in closing

Posted in Photography, Ranching by leahyetter on March 1, 2012

©Leah Yetter Photographer

I love this image. And I loved our time with the Wilson’s.
Click on the yearling longhorn above to view a complete gallery of the longhorns that you’ve seen here over the past couple of days. I hope you’ve enjoyed these images as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing them with you.
We look forward to visiting again and next time Linda, we’ll stay for the brownies.


Wyoming Longhorns, Part II

Posted in Photography, Ranching by leahyetter on February 29, 2012

©Leah Yetter Photographer

This cow is Patrick’s favorite. He likes her coloring and the rings around her horns. The rings, as you may have already guessed, tell the age of the cow. This girl is thirteen this year.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Kaylynn(sp?) stood proud and beautiful, even with a sprig of hay hanging out of her mouth.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Um hey pretty lady. Who does your makeup? It’s gorgeous dahling.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

I had to put the wide angle lens on for this shot. She was following me closely, probably with the hope I’d feed her some cake.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

This dark beauty was by the creek the whole time. She was uninterested in her guests.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Scratch that itch babe. You know she’s hitting the target because look at her tongue!

©Leah Yetter Photographer

At the end of our tour, the sun went behind the clouds and it got colder. These yearlings met us at the truck but were a little shy and didn’t stick around long.
We had a great time visiting with the Wilson’s and the cattle and look forward to going back when it warms up!


Wyoming Longhorns, Part I

Posted in Calving, Photography, Ranching by leahyetter on February 28, 2012

I’ve been pawing at Patrick to take me to the Wilson Ranch for a while now. Every time we head up Hwy 34 to the plains to fix fence, I can always see their cattle way off in the distance.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

So he finally called them up and they invited us to come up Saturday afternoon. I was thrilled!
Not only because I was going to be up close and personal with award winning Longhorn Cattle, but they are calving right now!

©Leah Yetter Photographer

These little angels are born smaller than the average calf so during calving season, the mommas and babies are enclosed in a high fence pen. Coyotes just love the smell of a fresh born calf and can snatch one away before momma even knows what happened.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

These cows are fairly gentle but knew quite well that we were strangers.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

A few of them kicked the dirt but fortunately no one charged us.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

The baby beauties are born with only nubs on their head. (Lucky for the momma, am I right?)

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Some are born solid white and will develop their coloring over time.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

They were all pretty curious and happy to pose for a portrait.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

It’s amazing how aware and careful they are with their horns.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

This little one is loving her scrub down. Notice the tongue!

©Leah Yetter Photographer

I love her calf bucking in the background. There was a lot of that cuteness going on.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

At a couple weeks old, they start munching on little bits of hay.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Look at the little nubs coming out.  And I just love those ears!

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Inside the calving barn, the family brands grace the wall.

Stay tuned for more. The next stop is with cows that are yet to calve. They were sunbathing by the crick (creek). 🙂