Marie Johnson is a Carson Valley rancher.

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February 12, 2013
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A young life hanging by a length of twine

Last month was calf hide and seek, this month it's tag.

I went to feed the other morning, and a calf had crawled through broken manger boards and was standing by the haystack chewing on a foot of baling twine hanging out of his mouth. Wanted to address gun control, gun violence right here, but first need to get that twine out of the calf before he swallows it all, plugging his gut. The race is on.

He chews and runs. I run and grab. Twice around the hay stack, up and down along the manger until he figures how …

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