Twice a year on our ranch we call in all of the troops for help doing our bi-annual doctoring. This is when we get the herd in to make sure they have the necessary vaccinations they need to go into the next season and remain healthy. We split off calves, tag any newborns, castrate, update our records and above all else, have a good time with people we love. Learning to be a rancher late in life has taught me the necessity of helping one's neighbors. The farming and ranching community depends on their family, friends and neighbors to get the job done and what I the love most is the spirit in which we all count on each other and help in times of need. It is truly what this business is all about and the heartfelt way in which everyone embraces family values and friendship restores my faith in the world and makes me proud to be in this business.
Our way of life may be disappearing and the makeup of the American family may be changing but families are families, tribes are tribes and the value systems we all count on can be kept alive. Our own private community should be a place where we can stand on solid ground. In times of transition and flux our extended family is where we find love, acceptance, support and values, tenets that make us good people.
Remember your family and friends. Have fun and embrace your good fortune!
Mooove over it's time to bring on that loving feeling!
Live it, Love it and always Share it!