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Fighting the cold

There’s no other way to break in your new porch and stove during calving season than to bring a premature, chilled down calf inside to warm up. This is a bittersweet moment for many ranchers this time of the year. With sub-zero temperatures and coming into this world 2+ weeks early, this little calf had all odds stacked against her. But with the tender hands of a rancher and a little warmth from a small stove, this half-frozen little critter was given a chance at life. Ranchers will do all things necessary to save their animals. And all ranchers know that there is no feeling more rewarding than being able to safe the life of a helpless newborn calf. Being able to capture these priceless moments have left me feeling like the luckiest rancher’s wife in the world.Photo taken by Sydney Turbiville at the Turbiville Ranch located north of Buffalo, SD

There’s no other way to break in your new porch and stove during calving season than to bring a premature, chilled down calf inside to warm up. This is a bittersweet moment for many ranchers this time of the year. With sub-zero temperatures and coming into this world 2+ weeks early, this little calf had all odds stacked against her. But with the tender hands of a rancher and a little warmth from a small stove, this half-frozen little critter was given a chance at life. Ranchers will do all things necessary to save their animals. And all ranchers know that there is no feeling more rewarding than being able to safe the life of a helpless newborn calf. Being able to capture these priceless moments have left me feeling like the luckiest rancher’s wife in the world.


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