Singing to the Cattle

July 12, 2017 0
By Ralph Chain In the 1890s, with the exception of about a dozen, cowboy songs were not generally known. Jack Thorpe, who researched cowboy songs in the 1880s, was only able to find a few […]

The Last Roundup of a Vanishing Era

June 13, 2017 0
By Ralph Chain I have seen a lot of change in my lifetime. One of the most historical changes I guess would be concerning the San Carlos Indian Reservation in central Arizona. The reservation covers […]

Ranching in Spring

May 17, 2017 0
By Ralph Chain We cannot believe how busy we have been this spring. It seems like there is no rest what-so-ever if you are farming and ranching. We were lucky to finally get through calving […]

Highway 51

April 3, 2017 0
By Ralph Chain Highway 51 runs in front of our home in eastern Dewey County. It runs across the state from Tulsa to the Texas state line. I can remember when Highway 51 was merely […]

Calving in Ice Storms

March 1, 2017 0
By Ralph Chain Our two-year-old heifers start calving during the coldest time of the year. In the middle of January, the temperature was a little above zero degrees Fahrenheit. Later in the month, we had […]

Ole Buck

February 25, 2017 0
By Ralph Chain They always say, “In a person’s lifetime, you have one good horse and one good dog.” Of the dozens of horses that have been on our outfit in my lifetime, there have […]

The Joys of the Cattle Business

January 4, 2017 0
By Ralph Chain You cannot believe what goes on at the Red Angus Sale at the Ranch. It takes us several months to get ready for our annual sale. This year it was held on […]

The Pumpkin Center School

December 23, 2016 0
By Ralph Chain I was on the bulldozer ready to knock down the skeleton of the old Pumpkin Center School House when it struck me, I was about to commit a horrible waste. I almost […]

The Great Buffalo Hunt

November 14, 2016 0
By Ralph Chain While there is a distinct difference between a bison and a buffalo, bison is commonly referred to as the American buffalo or buffalo in the United States. We have an outfitting service […]

Mules

October 16, 2016 0
By Ralph Chain Times have changed, not only in harvesting, but our farming practices have changed so much in my lifetime. I can barely remember when my granddad hooked a team of mules up to […]
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