#aglife is a new County 10 series, brought to you by Wyoming Community Bank, that pulls the curtain back on farm and ranch life in Fremont County through images and stories.
There may be life off the ranch, but any Fremont County farmer or rancher will tell you – The #aglife is “the good life.”
A familiar sight in FreCo. This view across the Thoman Ranch north of Riverton expresses how summer means long, but beautiful and rewarding hours in the field. Whether you’re baling the hay, putting it up, cooking for the hungry hands or trying to manage the other day to day tasks while everyone is out working – this is a really busy time of year. h/t Monica Thoman
When you live the #aglife, “Fair Week” usually has everyone running around crazy, but in the end the memories and experiences for the youth and families are always worth it. Ally Taylor takes a second to smile as she prepares her steer, Ricky Bobby, for the Youth Market Beef Show at the 2018 Fremont County Fair. Ally went on to place in the top ten overall with another of her steers. h/t Monica Thoman
If you’re not connected to the #aglife, it might seem like a bizarre ritual, but every year backyards become farms as youth raise animals to show at fair. Trips out of town to friends’ houses where there’s more room become frequent and then daily until you feel like they just live out there. Then Fair arrives and contestants will show their animals, put a little college money away in the bank….and Mom and Dad will talk about how “are we really going to do this again next year?!” Of course we are!! In this photo pigs are being shown in the Market Swine Show at the 2018 Fremont County Fair. h/t Monica Thoman
Small area farmers connect with eager local consumers at Farmer’s Markets around Fremont County. There’s nothing quite like the weekly outdoor Farmer’s Markets during the warmer months. Brad and Lee Ann Sellnow offer fresh salsa, basil and honey at the Riverton Farmer’s Market this summer. h/t Monica Thoman
Want to share your #aglife with the community? Send them to us, with a little info, at email@example.com and we might include them in the #aglife series!