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Lucky Day

We were lucky and the heifer was lucky

 

Eamon and Meghan went up to the Routt Forest to check on the cattle and the Big Red Fire. Through absolute luck, they found this heifer, who had gotten stuck in a soaphole in Little Red Park. They weren’t able to pull her out with their horses, but were able to get close enough with the pickup to finally rescue her.

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2017 in Animals, Cattle, Family, Folks, Nature and Wildlife

 

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New babies at Powder Flat

Coco and her filly--a half sister to Dirte's new colt

Coco and her filly–a half sister to Dirte’s new colt

 

 

Meanwhile, back at the Powder Flat ranch…new babies keep arriving. They gladden the heart!

heifers and calves at Powder Flat

heifers and calves at Powder Flat

 

Pat with the heifers and ewes

Pat with the heifers and ewes

lambs snacking on alfalfa

lambs snacking on alfalfa

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2016 in Animals, Cattle, Family, Folks, Horses, Sheep

 

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Easter baby

Ben shaves the heifer

Ben shaves the cow

 

Today, Easter Eve, Chad found a prolapsed very pregnant cow. We called the local vet, Ben Noland, who came up to help. After assessing the situation, he recommended a cesarean section in an attempt to save both calf and cow. Ben and his wife Hallie, also a vet, recently opened the Sage Veterinary Clinic near Baggs, and we are really happy to have them in the community. We have a happy ending, so far.

 

 

 

 

Ben scrubbing the incision site

Ben scrubbing the incision site

the incision

the incision

Chad and the peanut gallery: Maura, Maeve and Tiarnan

Chad and the peanut gallery: Maura, Maeve and
Tiarnan

Ben and Chad draw out the calf.

Ben and Chad draw out the calf.

Chad tickles the calf's nose so she will breathe.

Chad tickles the calf’s nose so she will breathe.

My coat goes to a good cause

My coat goes to a good cause

Ben stitches the incision back together

Ben putting the innards back together

the stitches

the stitches

Easter Eve after the birth

Easter Eve after the birth

 

 
 

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Checkin’ out the heifers

Pat and Rhen, checking the heifers

Pat and Rhen, checking the heifers

 
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Posted by on April 9, 2015 in Animals, Cattle, Family, Folks

 

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