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About thewritingrancher

I'm passionate, driven and dedicated to my family. Connecting with people through my writing brings me joy and purpose while leaving a legacy for my children. Cheers to "Writing for the Brand"!

Take the Picture

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely every hundredth of a second.” ~Mark Riboud ❤ Rarely can you find a time on the ranch without something needing done. We’re chopping silage and starting to fill yards. My brother-in-law is combining. My parents … Continue reading

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Blum’s Bits: Let the Choir Sing

We “country folk” are a dying breed in a growing world of well-sanitized hands. Yet, we are entrusted with more than ever before. Continue reading

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Date Night

♡“Work is not man’s punishment. It is his reward, his strength, his pleasure.” ~George Sand♡ Our kiddos are off enjoying fun, memorable times in the city at cousin camp. Though I remain quite useless in manual labor, it was a … Continue reading

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Work hard, play hard

Work hard; play hard. Simple to say but harder to live! ▪We don’t often use the river for recreation, and we don’t often vacation without cattle.▪But, a bright side of ranching along the river means we can occasionally enjoy an … Continue reading

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This Chapter

In only one week, our kids have traveled miles with cattle kids from South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and probably a dozen other states of which I’m not aware. Our two oldest boys may need new shoes from … Continue reading

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Teamwork

“The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.” ~James Cash Penney ☆ We started our Independence Day celebrations with our oldest son’s first Junior National showmanship experience. He did a great job! He … Continue reading

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Perspective

Show cattle are to the beef industry what models are to people. Some folks view them as mythical unicorns representing an unattainable, undesirable ideal. Others see them as a diverse, important representation of the cattle (or people) in our world. … Continue reading

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