Happy St. Patrick s Day!
This post is kind of a stretch for me. I struggled with the picture prompts, it’s been a busy week and I’m not Irish. My heritage is predominantly Czech and English. The Rancher has English and German blood. Because of St. Patty’s Day, I made Irish Soda Bread. I used Candy’s recipe; she blogs at the Lazy J Bar C Farm.
I am lucky and blessed! I am a full-time at home ranch wife. I work with my husband and his folks. Cattle are my passion and I get to work with them everyday. I am lucky to be living a lifestyle and working in a career I have always dreamed about. What has always been in my heart.
During calving season we do chores in the daylight and in the dark. First calf heifers require babysitting day and night.
The Ranching Business is no pot of gold. The hours are long, the work is often dirty and it can be hard. Our livelihood is highly influenced by Mother Nature, markets we have no control over and high expenses. At the same time, we are continuing a family tradition, caring for and improving our family land, and helping to provide wholesome beef to a growing population. Our work is fulfilling and we are happy.
We hope to see lots of clover in the pastures this spring and summer. Clover is a great legume for cattle to eat. First, we need rain or wet snow to nourish our pastures, crops and land.
The Texture Tuesday Theme is Wise Words. The Rancher found this quote and said it reminded him of me as I like to get up early and get to moving. He frequently tells me to calm down and reminds me there is no need to be rushing around so early. We have come to a happy medium.
There’s something about getting up at 5 a.m., feeding the stock and chickens, and milking a couple of cows before breakfast that gives you a lifelong respect for the price of butter and eggs. ~Willima F. Vaughn (1920-2010)