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South of the Boarder: Flatlanders help 'work cows' in the Hills


October 16, 2019

Bob Thompson, center of photo in hat, and Diana Thompson, left of photo, reload syringes while working calves at the 3U Cattle Company south of Whitlash in the Sweet Grass Hills. Friends from Great Falls, Austin Schultz, right of photo, and "Tiny" Wild, behind Bob, were also helping with the preconditioning work. Jeff Thompson was manning the chute to the head gate.

Columnist's note: In 2000, when my wife graduated from seminary and started a new career as a Presbyterian minister, we made an agreement: she had followed me and my career locations for about 30 years, now I would follow her and her career. While she pastored churches the arrangement has allowed me to try some interesting jobs in some far flung places-working on a grain farm in North Dakota, at a sugar beet plant in Minnesota, being a "toilet ranger" for the Forest Service in the Kootenai Forest and serving, alongside my wife, at a church camp on Flathead Lake.

With our move to the Sweet...

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