Frank Gleeson affectionately pats the head of one of his new calves, born this spring on the ranch near Wildwood.
Frank and Betty met and married in Williams Lake in 1961 and both worked hard in order to build up their ranch from scratch.
The couple raised four children and countless cattle over their five decades of ranching here, but Frank might be best known through ranching and farming circles for his talents as a cowboy poet, singer and dancer.
Frank’s humorous poem (and true story) about calving time is featured in this edition of Cattle Country, 2014.
Look for this year’s Casual Country, published in July, for more about Frank and Betty Gleeson.