Monthly Archives: April 2018

A Break in Normal

☆☆“Health is not valued until sickness comes.” ~Thomas Fuller☆☆ As ranchers, our work is up, down, and influenced strongly by people who have never done it, so an open, grateful heart dedicated to a bigger purpose is required. Yet, even … Continue reading

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Paving the Way

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” ~Proverbs 22:6 No matter the paths our children take, I pray they journey with faith, compassion, and joy. I … Continue reading

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Calm Spring Snow

Today, we drank coffee! Morning dawned with a fresh batch of snow, but this round was different–warmer, calmer–than last Friday’s blizzard. The Rancher’s early morning check revealed nothing new or in need. Then, we all exhaled what felt like a … Continue reading

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Sunshine

As the sun shines again today, we can all enjoy a chilly but needed reprieve before another round of winter weather! Our animals are resilient and came through the weather well. Ranching is often an isolating, misunderstood way of life, … Continue reading

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Like the Trees

What a humbling 24 hours! Like the trees we planted, we are tattered and tired yet standing strong. Uncertainty remains as we begin the work of keeping our herds healthy after such stress. But, we are grateful for all the … Continue reading

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Weathering the Storm

Tonight we quit. Not because we wanted to…because we had no choice. The blowing snow and dark made safely locating anymore newborn calves in need impossible. As I drove out of the last calving pasture, I cried, said a prayer, … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Hands

Daddy’s hands take care of us all! As my husband and I attempted to save another calf, I couldn’t help but think about how much ranchers have in common with nurses and emergency workers. Our patients differ, but our commitment … Continue reading

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