Couples That Can Work Cattle Together

I’ve been thinking about an article titled “A More Realistic Set of Wedding Vows for Ag Couples” since I read it last week.  I felt the desire to give my two cents on this subject and since today is J and I’s tenth wedding anniversary the timing is appropriate. July 10, 2003 was a day that changed my life forever. … Continue reading


Calf Preconditioning

Last Friday and Saturday we preconditioned calves. To precondition calves we give them two shots and pour them. The shots are complimentary boosters to the shots they receive in the spring. Just like children, calves need booster shots to protect them from viruses and diseases. The pour-on is how we worm the calves. Livestock easily pick up worms from eating grass … Continue reading


What You Are Passionate About

What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. First shared on … Continue reading


The Week Thus Far

How is your week going? As usual, it’s been crazy around here. Good thing I write things down or we would forget something or not be somewhere. Good thing J is good at prioritizing what needs to get done and communicating what he wants me to do. Then I write it all down before heading out the door. Here’s what our has looked … Continue reading


Falling Into Autumn

Summer is starting to blend into autumn. Last week we had several neighbors report light frost. The coldest morning temperature we saw was 40*. J and I are enjoying what could be the last watermelon of the season and I’ve made my first batch of chili. They are talking a major cool down starting today. Cool as in highs in the low 50’s … Continue reading