Scenes from the Ranch: April 8, 2023

We made it over to Showdown Montana on the last weekend of their season for our annual ski day. Maybe next year we’ll get over there for two days – or more! You wouldn’t know it it was the end of the season – still SO much snow. What a treat.

Calving season has gone by in a flash. We started mid-March and are down to just one cow left to calve. Our first calf (pictured below) was the spitting image of her mom and was born when snow still blanketed the ground. Today, our second to last calf was born and the cow sought out a corner of the yard where there was still some snow so that her newborn calf landed on a pile of the cold, white stuff… sure, why not?

Twins! We have a pair of healthy twins that the cow is caring for in supreme style. She seems to have enough milk to keep them satisfied and is very attached to both. (In other words, her body language tells me, “don’t you dare come into the pen and touch my babies or I will run you over.”)

Our Grassfed Lamb is now available! If you’re not yet signed up for our e-newsletter, you might have missed the news. Our mild, tender Icelandic lamb is now available for purchase with weekly delivery to Billings. A half lamb sampler box is about 10 pounds and includes chops, sirloin, ground, shanks, leg of lamb and a shoulder roast. Order on our website today. While there you can also sign up for our monthly e-newsletter and be the first to know about new products and news from the ranch! Please note that our e-newsletter is different from our blog posts newsletter.

Published by Heather Bilden

I live in Montana with my husband Bart. I enjoy working in the garden, taking care of the animals, and exploring the prairie with my dogs, my binoculars, and a reverence for the natural world.

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