Life is full of transitions and changes—how else would a city girl get from South Florida to New Hampshire to a cattle farm in Central Nebraska? It will *hopefully* be less of a culture shock for this “feedyard foodie” to enter the world of social media than it was to move to Nebraska and learn to care for cattle! That being said, please be advised that I am much more comfortable handling cattle and riding my horse than I am posting blogs and figuring out what a “widget” is!
When I moved from New Hampshire to Cozad, Nebraska I really had no idea what my life was going to look like on a day to day basis. I had always loved animals, had always wanted to spend my time outdoors, and had always been enamored by the romantic notion of a cowgirl. However, I had no “hands on” knowledge of what it took to care for animals. The last fourteen years have been an incredible journey for me. An inexperienced, but well educated urban woman metamorphed into a mature and saavy animal caregiver.
I am so proud of what I do. I believe that humanely raising animals for the production of food is an admirable vocation, and I am committed to both continually improving the welfare of my animals and the safety and quality of the beef that they produce.
I am an American, I am a wife, I am a mother, and I am a cattle farmer. I wear many hats and I wear them with pride. I care for animals that will be harvested to feed to my family and to your family. I take a tremendous personal responsibility for the animals that I raise and I look forward to sharing that journey with you. Please feel free to ask questions—any question that is asked in a respectful manner will get answered.
This is a journey that we will navigate together, as we strive to close the gap that exists between rural America where food is raised, and urban America where food is consumed.