I have lived on the ranch all of my life. With the exception of a few college months in an apartment, I have been able to wake up with the sunrise to feed the stock and walk in the door just as the sun sets. There is nothing better in life than being on the … Continue reading Raising Cattle is My Passion in #RanchLife
I have heard all the bad jokes, or maybe they were just from the misinformed, but no, cattle guards are not folks hired to watch over the cow herd. According to the Wikipedia page, these "cattle guards" go by several names depending on where you find them; "cattle grid" for the British, vehicle pass, Texas … Continue reading Cattle Guards – Not Hired Guns
What fuels your passion for #RanchLife?Whether life on the farm or ranch involves growing food, fiber, or fuel, there are many things producers become passionate about. Is it seeing hard work pay off in a bountiful harvest, or helping a young newborn take its first breath in the world? What fuels your passion?Some people who … Continue reading The Passions of #RanchLife
Have you been following the #RanchLife tag on Twitter? If you are interested in learning about the daily life of food production on the farm or ranch, this is a tag you should follow and use in your posts. Farmers and Ranchers can use this tag to share the highs and lows of daily events. … Continue reading #Ranchlife – Weekly Conversation/Blog Topics
Earlier this month when I went to get new tags for my pick-up, I registered to vote - for the first time. Shocker I know, but enough prodding from Anna, and I finally checked the box to register. I have always stood by the way-side, stayed interested in the news reports, and read up on … Continue reading Connecting With Law-Makers on Social Media
There are so many conversations on Twitter; it is impossible to keep up with every one. #AgChat is great because for the lively conversation on Tuesday nights. During the week the tag also serves for a great way to network with the #Ag community. One can pretty much find everything from the latest #AgNews, weather … Continue reading #RanchLife – What Goes On At the Ranch
Let's see if I can stick to this commitment. Every Wednesday I will post photos from my week on the ranch. If I have not posted about the events on this page, be sure to ask me so I will remember to share. Any one want to hold me to it?
Help me out here. I am confused. I just do not understand why food and health critics take aim at and blame "modern agriculture" for America's health problems. Food producers (a.k.a. Farmers and Ranchers) are not the ones who bought the Twinkies and put them in your mouth or made you decide to sit on … Continue reading Food Critics… You Have the Wrong Man
Who really cares that he is a State official. There is nothing more aggravating than being left in the dust by police officers when they can turn around and pull us over for going the speed limit if they want. NO ONE should be above the law. This is a disgrace for Arkansas officials. LITTLE … Continue reading Arkansas Senator Leads Police On High Speed Chase – And Gets Away With It!
Back in October, I took us to three different farmers and ranchers who share their story of Agriculture through blogs and social media. This week I want to continue this "Farm Tour" by featuring Sam Wildman. Sam is an 8th generation family farmer from Clark County, Ohio where his family raises swine. Enjoy this post … Continue reading Farm Tour: Clark County, Ohio