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Cherry Bomb Burgers for the 4th of July

Cherry Bomb Burgers for the 4th of July

Not that I need to reinforce it, but hot and dry are about the only descriptors that come to mind when I think about the early summer season we’re experiencing. I’d maybe add some adjectives like “freaking” and “relentless”. Rancher uses an expression I hadn’t heard before that fits, he says “it’s dryer than a … Continue reading

Calves out

Calves out

As I paused to take a photo at about the crest of the hill leading away from the ranch to the highway, I briefly admired the morning sky of clouds highlighted by glowing pink, yellow and blue tones. But I didn’t stop to document nature’s beauty. I took the photo so I could text it … Continue reading

Friday Video #Felfie

In March, I had the chance to spend a few days at Lake Chelan with other young farmers and ranchers, talking about a lot of things that matter more to young farmers and ranchers than other people. But one of the topics we spent a great deal of time on was answering non-farmers’ questions about … Continue reading

Friday felfie (farmer selfie)

Friday felfie (farmer selfie)

The “felfie”. It’s a real thing. Or at least as real as the selfie, which became such a big deal last year. This year, the felfie, or “farmer-selfie” is a trend I hope you’ll see popping up around the interwebs. It’s a simple way for farmers and ranchers to document and share what they are up … Continue reading

A Casual Christmas and a Happy New Year

A Casual Christmas and a Happy New Year

For our family, Christmas is like a box of chocolates. While I imagine it is awesome when a big old family can count on having their big old get together, same time, same place, same awesome year by year, we tend to piece together the merriment where and when we can. That’s what works for … Continue reading

South Dakota on my heart

South Dakota on my heart

When was the last time a news story that wasn’t even in your local area or involving anyone you know personally got the back of your eyeballs stinging, on the verge of leaking? For me, that was last week. It was this. And this. Tens of thousands of cattle trapped and killed by a sudden, … Continue reading

Chipotle thinks you’re stupid

Chipotle thinks you’re stupid

It’s about as simple as that.  I remember when I watched Chipotle’s Willie Nelson crooned “Back to the Start” commercial during the 2012 Superbowl, and I thought wow, how creative, and what a new low for food marketers when it comes to attacking the farmers and ranchers who feed them. Then the other day, a … Continue reading