Haying – A Metaphor for Life

Haying is a metaphor for life. There are many life lessons to be learned from making hay.

Making Hay…

…While the sun shines! July has finally brought us some Summer weather. The silage bales are home and the first cutting of hay is baled. Now it’s time to load it up and put it in the barn. Although I would prefer that the cattle could flourish on pasture all year round, it is not feasible …

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Ranch is Subject of Documentary

Yesterday I had the experience of being interviewed and filmed for a documentary by students of the Visual Media and Journalism class at Western WA University. I was asked several questions about ranching, farm life, my grazing management, and the cattle. They also followed me around and filmed as I moved the yearlings to new …

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State Grange Convention

Today was the last day of the Washington State Grange convention here in Bellingham. This was my first state convention. It has been an exhausting, but interesting week. I met many new people and made some good “small farm” connections. On the fun side of things, there were over 400 photos in the state competition …

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AJSA Western Regional

Today we wrapped up the American Jr. Simmental Western Regional show and events in Moses Lake, WA. The three day event was a success. There were youth and cattle from Washington, Idaho, and Utah. Congratulations to all of the participants.

Video Shoot

Yesterday I had the pleasure to do a video shoot on the Beckley Farm in Benge, WA.  It was a beautiful day in the Palouse collecting footage and conducting interviews. There were several wildlife sightings. Unfortunately, in many cases, the animals were faster than the camera set up! Still, it was a successful day. The …

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Getting Closer

I’m getting the website closer to where I want it to be. I still need to get the comments box to show up and to make all of the widgets functional, so please be patient with my level of tech skill! (Cattle are more my thing.) I have a lot to learn about websites. Thanks, Sandy

My New Website and Blog!

This is my hot-off-the-press brand new webite and blog. It’s still a work in progress. Please let me know what you think. Suggestions are welcome!