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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    This morning I found myself muttering under my breath because the sun was hurting my eyes and I couldn't see through my muddy windshield and I didn't want to run over a calf that I knew must be in the grass somewhere close to the cow; I could see her. I had to bust out laughing at myself. Here...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Been a rough week for many ranchers. Blizzards, floods, tornado's, dead livestock, on the heels of fires, drought and other natural disasters. How do people deal with life apart from a faith in God? I am confident God loves me, cares for me and is able to deliver me through anything He brings...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    I had to laugh one morning this week. As I was doing chores, I was going down the county road, I noticed a coyote coming from my left. He was wide open in an attempt to get across the road ahead of me. Just then, up jumps ol' Jack rabbit and crosses from right to left. Neither saw the other...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Doc was a willing horse. He has been gone several years now, but not forgotton. He was just so willing; willing to be caught – day or night, pasture or pen, willing to go chase one, willing to just stand and hold them, willing to pack a man, willing to babysit the kids. Boy, I miss him, he...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Good Sunday Mornin", I just got in from doing some chores, and was greeted by a kiss from my helpmate. Some ranches are well run by single people (a bachelor or widow), and I applaud them, but it is easier to work as a pair to manage life's affairs, be they rural or urban. God could see Adam...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Good Sunday Mornin.' I am in Colorado again, after spending the week in New Orleans. I did win the Cowboy Poetry Contest, and a trip to the convention in the process. It was a week of productive meetings as well as fun. I did recite my poem and got it done without any major mishaps. That...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Good Sunday Mornin.’ I’m off to do the chores again. As we stockmen well understand, the livestock need fed every day, even Sunday. The water needs opened up every day. I suppose if I didn’t go out today that everything would survive until Monday. We aren’t about surviving; we want our...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Calving season will be upon many ranches across the rangelands. Ranchers will be about the business of protecting the lives of cattle, often placing their own well being at jeopardy. I feel called to be a steward of land and livestock. If God should expect me to protect the life of a baby...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Ranchers are pretty loyal to their program, and there are several good programs in practice. The truth is that once the carcass is hung up, you can't tell if it was Black Angus, Red Angus, Hereford or Shorthorn. I Samuel 16:7 tells us that man looks on the outward appearance, but God looks at...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    I enjoy seeing pictures that Soapweed posts. As a young man, he spent time packing in the Tetons. What great experience! The pack animals that were used have no way to free themselves of their burdens. They are totally dependent on others to remove the load from their back. We all have our...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Good Sunday Mornin.’ Christmas is upon us. I’m expect you, like we may be ready for it to be over even if you don’t feel ready for the holiday. Maybe some things have not gone as planned, and you are scurrying about trying to compensate. I wonder about the young couple that was to be parents...
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    Dec 16, the year of our Lord 2018

    Christmas – what does it mean? It means Christ’s birth. Christ is a title given to Jesus – Jesus is His name. BC and AD – what do they mean? BC means before Christ. AD (Anno Domini – Latin) means “in the year of our Lord.” AD does not stand for “after death,” as is commonly accepted...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Good Sunday Mornin’ folks. As we run cattle through the chute, some will fight every moment while being worked; once in a while one will walk in stand docile like as she is worked, and then walk out as if nothing happened. It is lots easier on the docile animal than the wild one. As I was...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    I was headed out, after dinner, to splice a broken wire I had noticed while moving some heifer calves this morning. As I was driving, I was thinking about tomorrow, and what we had to do. You guessed it; I drove right by the break and didn’t see it. After while, I woke up and realized I had...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Good Sunday mornin’ everyone. Are you proud of me, its on time! Gcreekrch said to have the very best Thanksgiving ever. I think, maybe, we did. A Thanksgiving with family, a wonderful spread put on by our youngest, and a beautiful day to top it off. Then, we cleaned up Thanksgiving, and...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Good Sunday mornin' this evening! Got sidetracked this morning, but I really did want to share my thoughts concerning our Thanksgiving holiday. Luke tells a story in Chapter 17, beginning in verse 11 that illustrates Thanksgiving: 11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Good Sunday Mornin’ folks. Last week I brought the cattle home from summer pasture. We want them close to home to better care for them as winter looms on the horizon. I have hay and range cubes stocked up, a good set of barns and protection and the cattle should fair very well through storms...
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    The School Marm

    I have entered the 2019 NCBA Poetry contest, and am one of 6 finalists. I would appreciate your vote if you feel the poem is worthy of it. You may vote daily through Dec 5. The competition is stiff! The website is...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Beef is a food people eat to celebrate. Beans & rice are survival foods. Beef is to celebrate a promotion, an anniversary or the 4th of July. Beans & rice are food for surviving, but beef is for food for thriving! Our industry does not just feed the world, it brings gusto to life! Whether...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Good Sunday Mornin’. I shipped calves on Friday. When I worked ranches for wages, calving season was my favorite time of year. All that changed when I got my own cattle. Now shipping season is my favorite; it comes with a paycheck! We work all year, and sink time and money into these...
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