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Spring calves under three mountains

13 Apr
Keeping an eye on the babies

Keeping an eye on the babies

The baby calves continue to arrive, keeping us and their moms busy. We have had, blessedly, a wet spring. We’ve gotten lots of wet overnight snows which melt into the ground the next day. As one of our irrigators said, “God gets all the high spots.”

Luckily, this weather has not been to stormy or windy, so it hasn’t hurt our calving. We did get a really wet snow today. It closed Interstate 80, but aminly gave us more water in the ground and in the streams. Our friends on down the Colorado River should be happy. It was this time last year that we had a killer storm that killed both calves and lambs, so we are grateful for wet weather that’s not too severe.

We are enjoying the return of the birds. Some are migrating through and some are coming to spend the summer. When we check the cows, lots of birds are in attendance. The cry of the Sand Hill cranes accompanies the calls of the mama cows and the baby calves.

in the Lemmons meadow

in the Lemmons meadow

Baldie calf with Sheep  Mountain

Baldie calf with Sheep Mountain

Cows and calves under Battle Mountain

Cows and calves under Battle Mountain

Squaw Mountain

Squaw Mountain

 

 
 

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