Author Archives: thewritingrancher

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"!

Ranch Dates

“Married people should not be quick to hear what is said by either when in ill humor.” ~ SAMUEL RICHARDSON , ENGLISH NOVELIST 😜 Tonight’s photos are brought to you courtesy another date night with Mr. Romantic himself! By the … Continue reading

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Beauty Lives Where We Look

“We are so busy watching out for what is ahead of us that we don’t take time for where we are.” ~ Calvin and Hobbes  After a full day with chores, wrestling, and even some football, the rancher and I … Continue reading

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Writing for the Brand: A note to you, Rancher.

Dear Rancher, Yes, you—the one who cares for livestock and land. The one who gets up and gets to work every day. The one who ponders the possibility of a beach vacation or night out with friends but refuses to … Continue reading

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Wishes from Our House

“The days are long. The years are short. A village it does take. Gratitude, faith, and friends like you mean a blessed life we do make.” ~ The Writing Rancher (2020) 🎉 Happy wishes for a blessed new year from our … Continue reading

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#WeAreRanchers

In 1961, President-elect John F. Kennedy addressed the Massachusetts legislature and became remembered for saying, “For of those to whom much is given, much is required.” I’m a fan of JFK’s ability to share elegant, intelligent prose; however, in this … Continue reading

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Stand up. Stand out. Horns optional.

Most ranchers have a favorite cow. We know this is a bad idea; choosing a favorite often means she’ll come up open, show up lame, or fall victim to a phantom illness reserved only for favorites. Favorites are even known … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Ranching

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really GREAT make you feel that you, too, can BECOME GREAT.” ~ Mark Twain As I worked to meet deadlines and catch up … Continue reading

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Cherishing small moments

About 4:30 am, I finally crawled in bed. Visions of at least two sleep-filled hours filled my head. Santa sweetly left a small gift for each child unwrapped, so it was a full three hours before the rancher and I … Continue reading

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Be the difference

Have you ever had so much to say that you remain silent? Has your mind ever been so heavy that your heart can’t sort it out? I nod in agreement to each question! • The Rancher and I remain here, … Continue reading

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KISS

❤“Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart.” ~Mencius❤ The Rancher and our oldest son bought pumpkin plants in June for $1.50. His mom and our youngest son planted them. Then, Grandma Ruth tended the plants in … Continue reading

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