I think mountain lions are pretty. I also know that mountain lions and piglets mingle poorly.

A mountain lion, weighing in at 130 lbs., was taken within five miles of our house this week. I know the arguments against shooting these beautiful creatures. I also know that the lions are a direct threat to local ranchers as we are all in the midst of calving.

Sometimes, as caretakers of our herds, flocks, litters, and gaggles, we have to do what is in the best interest of our animals.

The cafeteria never closes, the weather is never too cold for us to be out in it feeding and caring for our livestock and their care is always the priority.