Want proof? I’ll show you a photo!

I realized yesterday that it might be important to capture a ‘working’ photo of myself, to prove that I actually do work with cows, give guest lectures, and enjoy doing ranch work. Only, there’s a problem – I’m always the one behind the camera. That, or working by myself. It’s not that I just want to show off what I do, but these might be important when it comes to publishing some print material or more professional appearances. I mean, sure I can show ya tons of photos of my cattle, horses, and the places I’ve been, but not very many to show me actually working.

I do have a few shots, but they’re not very printable.

Like this one with a foal back in undergrad. This incident was fun finding triplets, but not a very good photo.

This photo made sure to get my good side while tagging a calf.

And my favorite holding this placenta, but again, not very printable.

Then there was a few where I showed others how to perform a necropsy.

And another one of my favorites from the mountains. But not really a photo of me working.

Does anyone else have this problem? Or am I the only one nerd enough to have the only camera in the crowd?

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  1. I don’t have many either, Ryan. I’ve got one of me milking a dairy cow in the country fair milking contest. First time I ever milked a cow. And another of me showing a steer in at the county fair Old Timers Showmanship. The steer was arthritic and is laying down in the middle of the show ring while I’m showing him. That’s it. I/m usually on the other end of the camera. Have a great day!

  2. Your timing is perfect!! Last night I brought home a new distillers products to see if it would pass the “bovine acceptability” test. My hubby asked why it took me so long to check the cows, as I explained I took some of the product with me on the 4-wheeler and parked in the middle of the herd to see if I could get anyone to volunteer for the taste panel, he asked if I took any pictures!! UUUMMM no… I was in the middle of about 40 cows with food, 1 hand was holding the treats while the other was guarding the bucket!! So he went with me to chech another pasture of cows and took a few pictures…. only got my arm…. My blog is full of pictures and I don’t thing that I am in more that a couple unless you count when my finger may have been in the way a little bit!!! Happy FRIDAY!!

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