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Students Experience Calving at Paws Up Ranch

 

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Ava Grimm feeds a nearly week-old lamb while some of the other Sunset School students watch. Paws Up Ranch Managers Kyle and Leigh Kelley were looking for a bottle lamb to raise for the petting zoo at Paws Up. He is fed every two hours. Grimm, who had never fed a baby animal from a bottle, found out very quickly how hard he could pull on the bottle.

GREENOUGH – It is calving season in the Blackfoot. Sunset School students had the opportunity to learn about the calving and ranch operations at the Paws Up Ranch from Ranch Manager Kyle Kelley and his wife Leigh on April 26. Students took a hay ride through the 'fresh' calving area where the calves are less than one week old, toured the calving barn and bottle fed a calf and lamb.

This is the second year Sunset School has visited the Kelleys whose daughter Claire attends Sunset School. Leigh offered to host the students and show them the working operation of Paws Up.

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