Our Wyoming Life: A New Era of Ranching
Gilbert Oedekoven smiles down from the seat of a John Deere tractor in the faded, sepia photo hanging on the barn wall. Even in death, he watches over his ranch property 10 miles south of Gillette on Highway 50, which he left to his wife Rita Whalen. His step-daughter Erin Galloway and husband Mike have since taken over the day-to-day operations, and she wonders what Gilbert would think to know his ranch has gone viral.
He’d get a kick out of that, she believes, knowing that more than 80,000 subscribers from all over the country and the world tune in each week to their YouTube channel to watch the family work the ranch and carry on his legacy.
In many ways their instant fame is surreal, even to them, considering that up until a decade ago, neither had even been within three feet of a cow let alone raised any. Back then, they were on fast-track corporate careers in radio and loved the urban life in Cheyenne and Boston.
A call from Gilbert changed all of that… Continue this story at 82717Life.com.
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