In the movie Forrest Gump, the hero is a nice man with a low IQ, whose simplistic reasoning usually made sense. His response to anyone who called him stupid was to say, “Stupid is as stupid does.”
This summer, I’m helping two mother cows feed their calves — at least for a while. The calves are nursing on their moms; the cows are nurturing their calves, but I’m not sure just how much milk the babies are getting.
It all started because Jo wanted a small lawn behind the house. Tom encouraged her. Tom’s friend offered to lend them his heavy duty, magnum, HumVee version of a tiller.
The Moffat County Cattlewomen recently provided a unique gift to local parents in honor of Father’s Day.
Man against beast is a theme in many a story, from days of yore to 21st century wolves ravaging baby calves.
Small-business owners will have a chance to learn how to start up or expand their business at a Craig conference June 12 and 13. The Craig Chamber of Commerce and Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership worked together to bring the Rural Entrepreneurship Marketplace to the area. The conference is one of the goals that local leaders focused on after Downtown Colorado Inc. assessed Craig’s business community.
Bronc to Breakfast is my favorite Charlie Russell painting. The scene represents the typical roundup out west. In the foreground is a campfire with cooking pots and pans on the fire or hanging from the cross bar. A cowboy is sitting with his plate of beans, Cookie’s in an apron standing by the chuck wagon and in the background are some cowboys by the horses on a picket line.
MCHS Future Farmers of America team to attend national competition
The Moffat County High School agriculture program has had a great deal happening lately. The Vocational Agriculture program and the Future Farmers of America will host a project auction and plant sale at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the ag shops at MCHS.
How should we as food producers interpret the media’s looming concern about headlines saying “Rising Food Prices Bite Budgets?” Examples given from previous 12 months’ list of percentages increases show: Ground beef, 4.9 percent; eggs, 5.7 percent; tomatoes, 6.9 percent; pork sausage, 8.7 percent; potatoes, 9.2 percent; fresh fish, 9.9 percent; and oranges, 12.2 percent.
The Sombrero Ranch Great American Horse Drive passed through Northwest Colorado on Sunday, where cowboys and cowgirls transferred 400 domesticated horses from winter pasture to spring and summer pasture.
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Activity to pass through Maybell Sunday for spectators
It’s that time of year again for Walker and the rest of the Sombrero Ranches family, when they greet a variety of guests from all kinds of locations for the Great American Horse Drive, which takes place this weekend. The drive traverses more than 60 miles across Northwest Colorado’s landscape as participants get to live the cowboy life by engaging in the transfer of 500 horses from their wintering grounds on Walker’s 50,000-acre property near Browns Park to his 18,000-acre ranch 11 miles west of Craig.
The legalization of marijuana in Colorado has brought to a head a common point of contention that has happened in state after state. It is a generational change, a population shift that is the result of the inevitable roll of civilization.
Decked out in lab coats and hard hats, carrying questionnaires and pens, high school students carefully eyed various cuts of meat Monday afternoon. They were scribbling against the clock, evaluating retail-packaged meat for type and quality. When their time was up with the retail section, the group of students spun around to confront hunks of cattle and hog carcasses.
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