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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 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

New Year, New Calves, and New Recipes

It’s the end of January. I’m clearly a bit behind in writing about the new year, resolutions, changes for the better, blah blah. So you can kind of guess how I feel about it. Neutral at best. Life seems to revolve around so many different calendars – fiscal years, school years, calve and crop seasons; January … 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

The Leftovers…

Originally posted on Feed Yard Foodie:
Most of the cow breeding herd and young calves in Nebraska garnish the bulk of their winter nourishment grazing the leftovers of crop fields.  The roughage and corn that remain in the field after harvest (the leftovers) provide an important source of winter feed for cattle. A group of…