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Cynthia Vannoy-Rhoades, Seasons on a Ranch (Pruett, 1986).
An account of a single year on a family cattle ranch near the town of Clearmont, west of the Big Horn Mountains in northeastern Wyoming. Spring sees with calving, and then a trail drive to summer pasture. Summer is a time to get chores like fencing done while the cattle fatten themselves and the days are long. When the weather starts to turn chill, the herd needs to be gathered, and then shipping day comes. In the winter, cattle must still be herded and doctored, and there is the promise of another spring. A short and sweet look at Wyoming’s iconic industry.
We couldn’t rustle up any good links, although it does show up on this list of books about Sheridan County. Please read the book, blog about it, and send us a link.