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first job: working cattle

My son asked if he could have a job–I said yes. I was happy that he asked for a job, not money. Any fool can hold money and engage in shopping expeditions. 90 more words


Though the snow falls, Spring will come

Spring is FINALLY here! Yesterday the temps were in the low fifties. Not high, but warmer than it has been.

With Spring comes more calves with less hassle (we won’t have to deal with the bad weather that usually plagues us during early calving season) and being able to escape the house more often. 224 more words

Yay it's Branding Time!

The cattle raising cycle has certain markers. These differ somewhat in the 21st century from the rhythm where I grew up, depending upon location and scope of the operation. 1,167 more words

By Hook or Crook

Toni is back to cracking the whip and getting fencing done. We are going to get it done by hook or crook. By Hook or Crook means: To do any way possible. 712 more words

These roads

Coming Home: Kicking up dust on the road of life

We live on gravel roads that stretch like ribbons along pasture land dotted with black cattle. 539 more words


A Mother's Love

This Braford  Angus cross must have been a dirty boy, his mom had a lot of cleaning to do.

Shearing Day

We drove up to Keller, today to have our alpaca herd sheared at our new friends and mentors’ farm, DJ’s Classic Alpacas.  What an efficient operation.  410 more words