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Fueled By Beef!

Thoughtful Thursday…


I fuel her muscles with beef, and she fuels them with determination…It’s a winning partnership!

Do you fuel your family with the ZIP of beef?

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To hear — really hear — amid the noise

to risk being open to another perspective

amid the impacted certainties

to be able to listen to impassioned pleas

while owning the cries that come from our own hearts.

To hear an argument that does not resonate

disagree, if that be our call,

without demeaning the bearer of the words.

Amid the colliding words

injured by the words

injuring with our words:

help us to hear




Women’s Uncommon Prayers: Our Lives Revealed, Nurtured, Celebrated


It is by listening that we broaden our perspective—

It is through empathy that we are able to share —

Respect enables us to build a bridge…

The Feed Yard Foodie


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Different Types of Animals…

Thoughtful Thursday


While a farmer cares for all of her animals, she must offer appropriate care relative to animal type.  Care for food animals is made up of a complex blend of cattle welfare, responsible land and resource use, and a focus on human food safety.

It varies from the type of care that my youngest daughter offers to her favorite cat because the animal’s purpose is different!


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Thoughtful Thursday…

Dad and Karyn searching for the elusive trout while a loyal four legged friend stands guard...

Dad and Karyn searching for the elusive trout while a loyal four legged friend stands guard…

My dad loved to take pictures.  He viewed it as a challenge and enjoyed playing with his camera as he explored hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.  After he passed away last fall, my mom gave me his camera.  I have spent the winter trying to work on my photography skills.

In order to inspire me to continue to strive for excellence with my camera savvy as well as giving all of you a chance to experience some “less verbose” Feed Yard Foodie Posts, I am going to try a series of Thoughtful Thursday’s this spring.  The goal of these posts is to provide each of you with an inspiring thought while also capturing a snapshot of the natural beauty that exists on my farm.

Welcome to Thoughtful Thursday!


A farmer defines success by the health of her animals, the care of her land, and their beautiful marriage which results in her gift of food to those in need.

The Feed Yard Foodie


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