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Earning What You Value Most

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Recent Posts

Tip for Wrapping a Foot Wound

April 25, 2023
Jan Swan Wood

If you’ve had horses for more than a week, you know how accident prone they are. So, having a little tip to make bandaging a difficult area easier might be welcome at some point. A very good vet showed me this simple way of doing it and I’ve used it many times. When a horse […]

A Wild Bucking Horse Gather

April 24, 2023
Jan Swan Wood

In mid April we were preparing to receive our summer cattle on several big grazing leases. A great deal of fence fixing was involved, but one of the biggest problems we had was that there were around 75 head or more of bucking horses running on that 25,000 plus acres of country with the gates […]

Better to be Lucky than Smart

April 20, 2023
Jan Swan Wood

We had taken on a cattle contract to care for about 4000 steers and 800 cow/calf pairs for the grazing season. It was my husband, three year old son and I who were going to be doing it. We had to get around the fences as soon as the snow and mud went off and […]

Emergency Brakes

April 10, 2023
Jan Swan Wood

When I was in high school I always had summer herd cattle to ride on, besides doing the riding on my folks’ place, so I had miles to put on horses and could work the kinks out of horses that just needed time and wet saddle blankets. A guy had sent a horse to me […]

Adventures in the Calving Lot

April 6, 2023
Jan Swan Wood

It was early spring and calving was just starting. I don’t remember if there had been any calves yet, but I was going out and walking through the cows in the grass trap in the night to check. I’ve always wintered the bulls with the cows once the heifer calves are weaned, so there were […]