I’ve been employed for the last couple of years on a couple of different places.
Great experiences and glad I did it, but we like being on our own place making our own decisions and I really like and missed sharing ideas (getting and giving) on all the different livestock operations I got to be a little part of.
The timing was good on taking a little break as Covid caused everyone to take a break. Glad we had a good job to keep the wolf away from the door.
Well, here we are. I have been home since the first of the year and have been doing some things on the place that need to be done after a couple of years.
Daughter Mesa and I are partnering on some horses and I have been working with them and really enjoying them. I have a bunch of dogs that I am working with as well and I really enjoy that.
I put together some calves that are doing good and healthy and they make nice works for the dogs and horses.
I’ve been thinking a lot of how I want to proceed with the business of stockmanship. I really want to do some good with sharing ideas and getting folks to get a better deal for themselves and the animals of the world.
Tammy and I would like to travel and work as a team more. When we were in Hawaii at the Parker we worked and videotaped things and then watched it to improve and I think there is real value in it.
We purchased a new rig (I’ve been 3 years trying to buy it), a 1991 Mack semi
and a 1979 Belemy living quarters trailer that has been completely restored and is real nice. We will use it for “Art of the Cowgirl “ and hopefully travel the country a little more working on different livestock operations.
I also want to do a little more video stuff from home. I haven’t figured out how to do it by myself but I’m working on it.
I was going to wait until June to get going and that is starting to shape up. I got to go work at Darr Feeders a couple of weeks ago. It was great to get back in the middle of it at a good feedyard where stockmanship plays such an important role. We have a lot going on this year with NCBA and Stockmanship and Stewardship. Check it out at the website “stockmanship and stewardship.org”.
So, I’m putting together a plan. Tammy’s healthy and feeling good. That’s number one. I just had a birthday, number 60 and I feel so good and am learning so much I feel like I’m 40. After a little lesson with cancer in our life we understand what is most important.
I am going to commit to writing more about improving quality of life and get out in the world to throw some ideas around, as well as help Tammy and Mesa with the Art of the Cowgirl .(The next one is in June in Bozeman, Montana and I think you will enjoy coming to see it.)
I’m not sure what’s coming for us in the future, but I can’t wait.