It’s been a very different year for me. Instead of constant travel and interacting with lots of humans and animals in a manufactured world, I have been spending my time with my animals and pretty much by myself put on the land in my work.
While I miss all the interaction with the great people and the livestock business, I have gotten to really appreciate the taking care of the land, restoring a great ranch, and getting to work with animals for more than a day at a time.
As I rode up mission creek, then trotted up a big grassy draw, and moved my horse herd up to some better grass, and they went out of site over the top and when I topped out they were running and bucking down the steep hill and I got this view.
As I sat looking over this wonderful sight, and thought of what this was. Since Jesus birth or Christmas, this land and animals has pretty much stayed the same. I’ll bet mission creek was running and there were some deer or some sort of wildlife. We’ve added domestic animals but they have been here for a long time. It’s a beautiful thing.
As I look down on Livingston, it’s a great town, but hasn’t been there to long compared to everything else. Down there there is lots of Christmas going on, like people buying gifts and getting ready for the big celebration for Christmas.
I hope you get some time to really appreciate what it’s all about to you. This modern world has a way of drawing us in to what seems so important, and as they say “movement creates movement” and if you aren’t careful you’ll be having a run away.
Good health is the most important thing in our life. Tammy and I have always believed that, and now we know it.
I have always wanted to be around and take care of animals at Christmas. I think you will get great satisfaction out of a little special care of your animals at this time of year. If you think about it it’s the one thing we have in common with the folks that were around when Jesus was born.
They didn’t have laptops and cell phones or cars, but they had animals and land, and I feel those that understand how to care for them will always be closer to God.