2019 C&I Photo Contest

Every year I look forward to reading the Cowboys & Indians “Visions of the West” Issue. There are always so many beautiful photography submissions to look through. This year when the deadline for the annual photo contest was approaching, I decided it was time to submit a few photos of my own. That was in November, and since I hadn’t heard anything back I assumed my photo was just among those submitted that didn’t make the cut. Much to my surprise an issue arrived in the mail on January 15th and one of my photos had made the issue. I was thrilled to have one of my images be featured among so many beautiful shots! Below is the image that was featured in the Farm and Ranch Life category. The category is described as: Shots incorporating trusty farm animals and beloved family pets.

HELLO WORLD

The First Calf

This year we have the cows at our place and get to experience calving for the first time (last year we had somebody custom calve for us). Jordan and I both have a little, as in very little experience with calving so you could call us nervous mothers this year. Reading and second guessing our every move. So when the first calf came around and I received a snapchat from Jordan saying “look what I found” I ran – sprinted first to grab my camera second to grab my boots. It was the muddiest, ugliest day of Spring and this little guy decided to come into the world. We’re a little late in the calving game, still working to get our ducks in a row and timing right for our mamas – so my guess is the rest of the calves will arrive when planting begins. But for now here’s one little guy to keep me company on the farm.

Don’t worry both mama and baby got moved into the comfort of the barn and away from the rain.

Jagger Michael