Of Buffalo and Longhorns

Ah, buffalo. They really are one of my very favorite animals. My aunt and uncle ranch in Colorado and raise buffalo, and during my visits there, the buffalo cows and calves could be heard outside the windows at night, the cows making a soft woft sound to their babies. To be sure, there is nothing […]

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Gust Blog (lol, get it): Marmalade Boots, A Letter to the Wind

I thought I would post this letter from my good friend on this rare still morning under the Crazies! Plus, I almost choked on my coffee from laughing when I read this. Because it’s SO TRUE. — MC A Letter to the Wind This past year has been a tough one out on the ranch. […]

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Happy National Ag Day!

In honor of America’s greatest industry, I am going to do what most people in Ag do on their birthdays, anniversaries, vacations, and days off… work. This morning will include moving pair of mama cows when their brand new coal black baby calves to their respective new pastures. The sun is out, the house is […]

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Calving front lines

Calving season is upon us here on the little island under the Crazies. Although technically we are due to start calving until next week, we welcomed our first baby calf weeks ago and have been getting a handful of calves almost everyday for a week now, translation: let the craziness begin. In previous years, I […]

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Guest Blog: Marmalade Boots, Sixteen Things This California City Girl Has Learned About Country Living

MC Note: Because sometimes it takes fresh perspective to appreciate the very true and very funny aspects of this crazy, wonderful life. And great friends too, thanks lady. Enjoy, commiserate, laugh out loud (I did all of these). Regardless of how slow they may be driving, don’t even think about tailgating anyone within a 30-mile […]

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Ranch Wives and the Super Bowl

I stumbled across this post draft that I started back in June (yes, I am that far behind). I thought it was good to bring it out today as the Dodge Super Bowl commercial has been on my mind, Facebook, Twitter, blogs and almost every conversation in the last two days. For those that missed […]

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Lessons

Today was a super productive day, in a destructive kind of way. Lessons learned: 1. Do not leave the mare pasture gate open while feeding. 2. Yelling will not bring those bi#$%&s back. A bucket of grain will. 3. When driving through a tight gate, don’t attempt to tap it open with the bucket of […]

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