Longhorn cattle yield jewelry business for Columbia Falls farmers
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Longhorn cattle yield jewelry business for Columbia Falls farmers

Sally Torres, the artist behind EastonJane longhorn jewelry and accessories, plays with the youngest of the family’s herd of Texas longhorn cattle on Oct. 21 in Columbia Falls. (Brenda Ahearn photos/Daily Inter Lake) No two horns are alike, just as no two pieces of jewelry Sally Torres crafts from them are exactly the same. Sally and her husband Mark raise Texas longhorns on their Columbia Falls farm. Their daughter, Easton Jane, helps out, and is the namesake for Sally’s longhorn jewelry business. Outside the Torres’ home on Oct. 21, nine longhorns were busy eating. The sight of their imposing horns against a blue-gray sky is striking, but Sally assured that longhorns are known for their docile temperaments as she opened the gate. The adult longhorns glanced over, then turned their attention back to the alfalfa. A calf showed the most interest out of the bunch, vying for Sally’s attention with nudges, while intensely curious Oberhasli goats gathered around. Sally said the calf received extra care as she was born underweight on a cold day. Each horn tells a bit of history of each animal’s life, from the scars where they fought, rubbed or scratched, to the width and length, […]

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