National Geographic : 1989 Jan
IN THEIR EVENING LINEUP, kittens awaitfresh milk at the Stowell ranch."It's way better than store bought," says 11-year-old Sherry. Cats and colts will share this bucket, tinged with onionfrom the day's foraging.Confined to hay at night, the cows give sweet morning milk. After breakfastit's time for subtractionfor mother Marsha (left) and seven-year-old Ryan. Home teaching has brought family closeness, and long days. Hours of solitary work give Gary (far left) plenty of time to reflect on the future. "There's a lot of pressurefrom environmental ists and BLM regulationsabout what we do on the land," he says. "I hope my childrencan keep the ranchgoing."