by Sarah Kmon
In cow country, there is a thing called “shipping”. Just, as I’m sure, there is “shipping” in Lapland. Only we ship cows, not presents. And we don’t care if you’ve been naughty or nice.
Shipping in Montana is the release of weanling calves to their new owners by sending (or shipping) them off to their new zip code.
The first thing that happens is the separation of the appropriate type of bovine – cow from calf, or heifers from steers.
It’s a lot of fun.
But there is some serious work too. Like counting brands, or counting cows, or calves. But not sheep. You don’t count sheep when you’re supposed to be working.
Anyway, back to shipping. Shipping here usually takes place in late October/early November – not December, like in Lapland. Shipping involves lots of people, not elves. And I’m pretty sure Lapland would wrap a big bow around any dog you wanted. It’s just not cool to do that here.
However, cow country is still very awesome. We like it here.