Today, I am Thankful

Dead week is finished, Calf Fry is wrapping up, and Finals week is here. Graduation is only days away and I am searching for more ways to procrastinate my studies. I do my best work out in the pasture so I have found a fencing project just outside of Stillwater as my get-away. There is nothing like building a little fence and taking a moment to soak it all up, just sitting there in the middle of the pasture.

There is an art to building a good fence. It is something my dad taught me from a young age, and a craft that I am still trying to perfect after working on fences in Arkansas, Texas, Wyoming, and Oklahoma. Every situation is different and there is a different plan for each project. I love to share with others the things that I love to do, so I usually try to bring an extra hand or two out with me to lend a hand (and the clips do not exactly put themselves on the fence!).

Read the entire post at Working Ranch Magazine’s blog!

Ryan Goodman works in grassroots advocacy with beef cattle farmers and ranchers across the United States. He is a proud alumnus of Oklahoma State University, with studies focusing on cattle reproduction and nutrition. Ryans
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