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I just wanted to share a little of the
real ranch wife/mom lifestyle out here
on the Wheelock Ranch! My husband
(Brendon Wheelock) was diagnosed
with appendiceal cancer. Fortunately,
the doctors caught it in time and were
able to perform a successful surgery.
Fast forward to the fall of 2018,
Brendon soon learned the cancer was
back, only this time it was signifi cantly
more aggressive. He needed surgery
and chemotherapy treatment
immediately. On November 1st, the
doctors performed a nine-hour surgery
and a chemo wash. A day before being
discharged from the hospital, Brendon
learned his lymph nodes had tested
positive for cancer, later diagnosed
with stage four. He has since been in
and out of the hospital for numerous
procedures, and he recently started a
rigorous chemo treatment that will last
six months. This sure made me step it up and
help out even more on the ranch. I had our baby
boy (Brass Wheelock, helping me feed a bum
calf here) on February 6th, 2019. His two bigger
brothers (Ryatt, and Kross Wheelock) are going
to teach him how the ranch works. Can’t wait
until he grows up and helps run the ranch.
Medicine Lodge, KS
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This my brother Crae and
his dog Chief (taken on the
ranch near Sterling, CO).
Just wanted to share my photo I took after
we got some snow a few weeks ago.
Allie Schiltz, Lamar, Mo
Here are a couple of photos of my dad and brothers feeding with
one of our teams, a paint Percheron team named “Bob” and
“Hub”. Our ranch, McIntosh Ranch, was established in 1910 and
has been here now for fi ve generations. Our place is about six
miles north of Avon, MT, and we raise primarily Hereford cattle.
112 I WORKING RANCH I JUNE / JULY 2019