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Levi’s Lost Calf

 At the 2011 South Dakota Young Farmers and Ranchers conference I finally met journalist, blogger, author, and rancher, Amanda Radke from Mitchell, SD in person. She and I were both speakers at the conference and we had an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Getting In Touch with Your Inner Cowgirl

When any of you ladies out there get to feeling out of control, in a rut, downtrodden, or run over in the rat race, take the time to restore your soul and get back on your feet.  The best way … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Little Cowboy’s 16th Birthday

Sixteen years ago this past Friday, life as my husband and I knew it was forever changed when we became initiated into parenthood with our firstborn; a son. We had no idea what we were getting into but we’ve been … Continue reading

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An Appreciation for Three-Pronged Outlets

I gave up a long time ago trying to hide the numerous extension cords that the run along the walls and cords that dangle from outlets located halfway up the walls of our living room and bedrooms of our home. … Continue reading

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All He Wants For Christmas is a Calf Record Book

My husband looks forward to getting the same thing for Christmas; a new calf record book/calendar. He gets anxious until he’s able to transfer his important information into it before the New Year starts. A number of years ago, I … Continue reading

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Sale Day

Some of our steers Thursday morning November 3rd, was a big day for us–we sold our calf crop in Belle Fourche. Our help showed up before daylight at the barn north of Pringle to help us gather, sort, and load our calves … Continue reading

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Lonesome Dove Logic

Whenever I want to enlighten my husband and kids, I use a little “Loneseome Dove Logic” to trigger their attention and diminish the immunity they’ve developed to the sound of my voice. My scheme involves recalling lines from Lonesome Dove … Continue reading

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Pepper

Since Pepper joined our family, she’s changed my mind about dogs. My husband and I have had our share of bad luck with dogs over the years; pups mostly. I got soured on the idea of having a dog after … Continue reading

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Our Herd’s Appointment with the Doc

On some levels, I liken raising our cattle to raising my children. When my kids were born I made sure they had their vaccinations because I did not want to put them at risk for known life-threatening diseases. As caretakers, … Continue reading

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Seat-of-the-Pants Cattle Company

It’s always this time of year when the weather starts to turn cold that our cows try to head home early; as in before we typically pull them off the summer lease. They know where to go and try to … Continue reading

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