In harmony with the hills and tall pines that dominate the landscape of the Brimmer ranch, Hilda Brimmer plays accordion music that has spread deep roots into daily life.
Folks who make their living tending cattle are good observers. They notice little things: a buck deer that has been around forever, a robin who, year in year out, builds her nest above the shop door. They know spring is just around the corner when they see a Killdeer running up and down the road to the cattle’s feeding ground. And they know about the four-legged thieves—calves looking for a bag full of milk with four spigots.
Our 2018 calving season started two days before Christmas. The early start was not because the bulls got out before the June 1 turnout date. Or because we miscalculated our insemination schedule. First calf heifer No. 609 went into labor about noon on the 23rd. I walked her down to a calving shed.
You would have to overturn a lot of stones in Powder River County, probably a big chunk of Carter County, and some of the south end of Custer County to find a soul who does not know Lyman Amsden and his Broadus, MT., Corner Store. By ELLA MAE HOWARD