spring claving on the ranch

Caption This Calving-Season Photo To Win Prizes

Last week marked the official start of spring -- at least on the calendar anyway. In my neck of the woods [3], the weather certainly is anything but spring-like. This week's forecast is for continued cold with some snow. Yet, there are small signs of spring everywhere I look -- a robin chirping in the tree, some snowmelt filling up stock dams, and calves frolicking in the pasture.

I'm confident that sunshine and warm temps are just around the corner, and I hope and pray [4] that we receive the much-needed moisture [5] to produce the green pastures we need for summer grazing [6].

Spring also means calving season [7] for many ranchers [8],and this photo taken near Kimball, SD, by Editor Joe Roybal looks like a familiar scene one might find on many ranches this time of year, including mine.


What this photo needs is a caption. 

As we round out the month of March, I'm looking for the best descriptions of this photo. 

To enter, simply post your best caption in the comments section below. I will accept entries until noon on Saturday, March 30, and our winners will be announced on April 1.

The top three captions will be awarded a copy of "Cowboy Ethics: What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the West," [9] by James P. Owen, with photos by David R. The book is valued at $25 and makes a beautiful coffee table book and conversation starter at social gatherings. The photos are captivating and really share the agriculture [10] story in a unique way. Good luck to everyone! Have a great start to your week!



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