This is it. I get asked a fair bit what my favorite part of ranching is. Well... this is it. It's raising our kids in this way of life, taking them along, and giving them front row seats to hard but rewarding work. It's feeding their curiosity and encouraging them to ask questions, try new ... READ the POST
The Cows Got Out
It's true the cows got out, but that's not all that happened that week... Dot, the little dudes (puppies - Binx and Stone), and I moved heifer calves. A few weeks ago, we sorted all of the calves and gave them booster vaccines. The steers went to the feed yard where they'll grow and go on to ... READ the POST
When the Power’s Away, These Ranchers Will Play?
As I walked to the barn to do chores Friday evening, I thought to myself “I should really get some water ready, there’s no way we’ll have power tomorrow if the wind blows like they’re predicting." If it was the thought that counted, we’d have been golden. But alas, in situations like this, ... READ the POST
Ranchin’ in a Winter Wonderland
Cake sirens ring, are you listening?On the hills, snow is glisteningA beautiful sightCow's are happy tonightRanchin' in a winter wonderland Who doesn't love a good parody? Anyway... This past week was Thanksgiving and we had big plans to travel and be with family. However, our plans were ... READ the POST
Are They Pregnant?
After breeding season the question is always, "are they pregnant?" We spent Monday this week preg checking our herd and found out which cows were pregnant, which cows were not, and how well the the bulls did their job. When we preg check, we use ultrasound technology to look for signs that the ... READ the POST
Moving Cows + Feeding Calves in the Cold
It decided to get cold last week. And by cold, I mean freeze your face frigid. Thankfully, it only stuck around a few days, but we still had to be out in it moving cows and feeding calves. This week's vlog features me moving cows in sub-zero wind chills, caking calves (also in sub-zero wind ... READ the POST