Wordless Wednesdays: Way Back When

This week I decided to take a look at a few photos from back home in Arkansas. There is nothing like growing up in the hot, humid, and sticky summers on the ranch. It was a place where there was never a dull moment and there were always cattle to feed. Oh to be that carefree and back on the ranch as a kid….

The old farm house at our ranch. There was no window unit, but it would stay cool all summer long with just the attic fan. Not to mention the fact I could wake up with my horse staring at me through the bedroom window.

The barn where I kept my show calves as a kid. So many memories of burying my boots in the mud after the rains, teaching my calves to lead, and taking a bath with them on those hot summer evenings.
Some of the cattle in our commercial Angus herd. You would not believe how awesome it is to see a herd grow over 10+ years and be able to tell stories about the cows just by looking at a tag number.
This ole calf just decided to plop down and get comfortable in the feed trough at the barn. Really can't say he wasn't content in that place.

I know you have some amazing stories to tell from your childhood memories on the farm or ranch. Did you grow up there or was it a visit to the grandparents that left memories that you cherish? Share your thoughts with me here or on the I am Agriculture Proud Facebook page.

Ryan Goodman lives in Colorado, is an avid trail and ultrarunner, and works with farmers and ranchers to help them share their stories of agriculture and how food is raised. Connect with Ryan online as @BeefRunner. #TeamBeef.
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