Posted By: Jesse Williams
I am beyond excited to introduce you to my amazing sister-in-law Erika. I have known Erika for the majority of my life and even before she was part of the family, I always admired her way with horses and cattle. She is a true blue, born and bred cowgirl with a heart of gold, has the biggest smile and is one heck of a mom to her two beautiful kids. She can swing a rope, tame a horse, doctor a cow and the list goes on and on. I know she has taught my brother a thing or two and I hope I can learn a lot more from her in the future. Meet Erika....
PS. THANK YOU Erika for finally mentioning the 'flaring' of emotions that can be felt when a husband and wife work cows together. All the other ladies I interviewed 'forgot' to mention this part of ranching, even though we ALL know its true! ;)
Ranching Lady: Erika Baron Baron Ranching Oyen, AB
We run a small commercial cow/calf operation nestled in the eastern part of Alberta.
Any off farm careers?
I have had a few jobs off the farm, be it with my parents or our operation, but since we expanded our family I have been a stay at home mom/ranch hand. Helping when and where I'm needed. My husband Cody does work off the farm as a farrier (horse shoeing and cattle trimming) so when he is travelling it falls to me and the kids to keep things going, and we really enjoy it.
If you could change one thing about your rural community what would it be?
I honestly can't think of anything I would want to change.
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