We’re stocking up for calving time…
'though we won’t start for a week or two,
We turned the bulls out six weeks later
Than what we used to do.
No more frozen ears and tails,
When it’s thirty-five below,
Or searching all night for a newborn calf,
In a whiteout of drifting snow.
Holding calving off ‘till springtime,
Has sure worked out for the best.
Now while I’m in Kamloops spinning rhymes,
Little brother can get some rest!
PS, When we first started holding the Kamloops Cowboy Festival 2nd weekend in March, a lot of ranchers complained, they couldn’t come because they were calving. Now it seems a whole bunch of them have just started calving later!
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