To say that my life is busy right now would be an understatement. My days at the feed yard are long as I bring in many new animals. My girls are also busy with cross country, soccer, volleyball and swimming. I coach two of the four sports and am an avid fan of the other two…
This week I added an extra “hat” to wear in addition to my cowgirl hat and my sports cap. I also put on my beef advocate hat. Yesterday, I left home at 4:00am to drive to Denver. While most Americans are aware that there was a Presidential Debate last night in Denver, I think that it is also important to point out that there was a fantastic seminar for people that wanted to learn more about “where their beef comes from”. Colorado State University, in partnership with the Beef Checkoff, put on a day long seminar entitled Beef + Transparency = Trust for chefs, dieticians, and foodies.
While I do not really enjoy the “travel” part of advocacy, I do very much enjoy sharing the story of how I raise cattle and make beef. I love what I do, and I love to talk about what I do. I am honored that I was asked to share in this experience.
As soon as my portion of the meeting was completed, I drove back to Cozad because this morning I was expected to be on a ranch near Halsey, NE to serve as a cattle buyer and load new cattle destined for my feed yard.
I plan to leave the ranch right after the cattle are loaded and head north to Valentine, NE to watch my favorite 7th grader and her AWESOME Cross Country team compete in the Southwest Conference Championships.
I am likely to get home very late tonight a bit weary from all of my travels, but will rise early to begin the acclimation process on the new calves and give them vaccination shots that will help them to stay healthy…
I hope to also be able to share with you all the great success of my favorite Cross Country team :). In the meantime, I will dream of taking a nap!