What Works for Us: Calving Season

We’re back with our popular series on ranching — What Works for Us, a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the operations of some of the nicest cowboy outfits on the Canadian range. I contacted a few select ranchers to ask, “When it comes to calving, what works on your place?” Every ranch is different, and while no …

Tall Men Riding

This is the song that the night birds sing As the phantom herds trail by, Horn by horn where the long plains fling Flat miles to the Texas sky. Oh, the high hawk knows where the rabbit goes, And the buzzard marks the kill, But few there be with eyes to see The Tall Men …

Arnold Friberg

Recruiting Imagery To our American neighbours, Arnold Friberg is best known for his painting, The Prayer at Valley Forge — the haunting image of Washington praying in the bitter cold and snow during the Revolutionary War. To Canadians, he is the man that made the Royal Canadian Mounted Police the sexiest police force in the …

Cow Country Christmas Memory

The cattle and horses got fed first That was a tradition at our place Christmas in cow country Without that hectic urban pace Each of our ponies got an apple With their morning feed of oats As we hurried through our morning chores In felt pack boots and overcoats Mom served homemade eggnog Dad passed …