It's taken all summer, but we finally have some mud in the pasture. The grass is bright green, and the cows are happy. It doesn't take long to remember the drought that encompasses so much of the country though. I'm in Arkansas today and seeing first-hand the worst of the drought in the cattle pasture. … Continue reading Photo Friday: Green grass and happy cows
"The stockman whose training has been solely in the school of experience often holds in light regard that which is written concerning his vocation. Let him remember the facts and truths are the same whether the repository is a book or the human mind. Held by the latter, all perish with the possessor; in keeping … Continue reading Photo Friday: Experience and Knowledge
I realized yesterday that it might be important to capture a 'working' photo of myself, to prove that I actually do work with cows, give guest lectures, and enjoy doing ranch work. Only, there's a problem - I'm always the one behind the camera. That, or working by myself. It's not that I just want … Continue reading Want proof? I’ll show you a photo!
This is the last day of classes! Barring two final exams at the end of next week, I have survived my first semester of graduate school! But in classic fashion, as soon as there is something to celebrate, something else goes wrong... I walked into the office at 7 this morning to get some work … Continue reading Photo Friday: On The Business End
So... My brain is fried. This week has been exhausting. And Fun. And I'm sore from building back into my running routine. Back up to 4 miles, in 28 minutes. So here's a snapshot of my week... On second look the gas price is for "racing fuel." Don't have a clue why it was being … Continue reading Photo Friday: My Crazy College Life
Well guess Christmas weekend is here and everyone will be a few pounds heavier when we make it to next week. I'll be at home with the family and traveling Arkansas to see a few friends. Reckon I'll be taking the week off from blogging and see ya'll in 2012 from Knoxville, TN. Go Vols! … Continue reading Photo Friday: Merry Christmas
Another one of my favorite seasons in ranch life: Weaning Time! Besides the fact that I have 85 cows standing outside my house bawling for their calves, it is perfect weather to open the windows and let the fresh air in. Mornings this week have been dropping down into the mid-40s and low-50s; perfect weather … Continue reading Photo Friday: Weaning Calves on the Ranch
We have been pretty lucky this week in Arkansas. After being in the high 90s and 100s since May, we never even reached 80 degrees on Thursday as rain fell throughout much of the day. Almost two inches by the time I headed to the house! Of course I started the day by waking to … Continue reading Photo Friday: Cloud Watch
Remember this scene from early May as I described the two feet of rainfall received in the month of April? What happened to all of that water? We will miss out on our second of three cuttings of hay this year, ponds are getting shallow, and grass in the pastures is at a standstill. AND … Continue reading Photo Friday: Where is the Water?