Jared Stearns, 8, walks to the barn while doing evening chores.
The Stearns family walks a 4-H steer to get the animal used to being lead by 9-year-old Kaylen.
Jerry Streans cuts hay during the peak of the summer season.
The youngest Stearns rest in the shade before getting horses ready for a ride to move cattle.
Kaylen Stearns, 9, shows her 4-H steer during the Fall River County Fair.
Jared Stearns, left, rides with his aunt as the family moves cattle.
Jana Stearns, 5, bottle feeds one of the family's 4-H lambs.
Melissa Stearns, center, loads sheep with her son Jared, left, and daughter Kaylen after the Fall River County Fair in Edgemont. Melissa and Jerry encourage their kids to participate in 4-H, just as they did, to learn responsibility and ranch life.
Kaylen Stearn pauses in the tack barn while getting horses ready for a ride.
Flora Stearns gets a horse ready as the family prepares to move cattle.
Dewane Stearns, the Stearns family patriarch, grew up on the land his grandfather homesteaded in 1910.
Jared Stearns leads a horse to a trailer while getting ready to move cattle.
Kaylen Stearns struggles to keep her steer walking while training him to follow while she leads. Stearns will show the steer during 4-H shows later in the summer and fall.
Jana Stearns, 5, watches her brother, father and aunt move cattle while sitting with her grandmother.
Eight-year-old Jared Stearns and his father Jerry move cattle across a pasture near the family�s ranch south of Edgemont. Jared follows in the ranching footsteps of his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
082910.CenturyFarm005.JPGJerry Stearns weaves through the nearly waist-high stalks on a swather while haying on the family�s ranch south of Edgemont. Though past years have been full of drought conditions, the Stearns have seen a lot of moisture this year to bring a healthy and bountiful hay crop.
The Stearns family gets ready to move cattle.
Melissa Stearns helps keep Kaylen's 4-H sheep in place while the 9-year-old grooms the animal.
The Stearns family feeds their 4-H pigs as dusk falls.
The Stearns have lived on the family�s homestead since 1910. Dewane Stearns is seen here at dusk on the property. His son Jerry has assumed the roll of running the original homestead, but the two share some of the responsibilities of running the ranch.
After the death of her husband, Frank Stearns in 1927, Annie Stearns moved out of the original homestead house and into a smaller home. Both buildings still stand on the property, though neither is habitable.
Jared, 8, Jana, 5, and Kaylen Stearns, 9, walk up the hill from their home to where the barns and original homestead stand. The youngest Stearns are learning the ropes of a working ranch, following in the footsteps of their great-great-grandfather Frank Stearns who homesteaded south of Edgemont in 1910.