We put on our first school in Eastern Oregon this week. It was nice to combine some visits with family along with working with some great students from the west! We have a lot of photos to share!
We had a fun trip to Virginia for a marketing and stockmanship school at J&L Green Farm with Jordan and Laura Green. They are doing excellent work not only on their own farm with pastured poultry, hogs, and beef but also in helping others start their own farms. You can read more about their work helping other farmers on their Facebook page at FarmBuilderJordan
Also, Jordan did a video interview with us covering some basics and also questions about both Livestock Marketing and Proper Stockmanship. Watch it here.
Eunice and I attended a 2-day “Low Stress Livestock Handling Clinic” taught by Dawn Hnatow (www.cattleupstockmanship.com) and Whit Hibbard, the man behind the Stockmanship Journal (www.stockmanshipjournal.com), and hosted by Ryan Brand at the K Barr C Ranch near Burbank, Oklahoma.
It was a great school with lots of good information and sharing. It’s important that people who have a good knowledge of the true work of Bud Williams spread that word so more and more people can have an opportunity to learn and benefit from proper stockhandling.
It is an honor to be in the same picture with many of the best, most experienced, and knowledgeable stockmen and stockwomen in the world. Thanks for having a great school.
We had another great school near Madison, FL this week with Mom, Dolly, and our great friends Tom and Trina Curtin of Tom Curtin Quality Horsemanship.
Because neither Richard or I like to mow our lawn, and because we have all these handy “automatic” lawnmowers, we do what we call “weed and feed” with our cattle.
Today I’m using our newly (exactly a week ago) weaned calves to do the work for me. I set up polywire around my flowers and shrubs in all sorts of jigs and jogs to get the most of our grazing. It was so nice to go out in the pasture, drive the calves up (got a nice buck-out along the way!), and put them into this maze to do my lawn-mowing for me!
We had another successful Livestock Marketing and Proper Stockmanship School before the Annual Bud Summit.
“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” – William Blake
Best wishes for a wonderful year to you and yours!
It’s almost here!
May your 2017 be Happy and Healthy!
I ain’t much good at prayin’,
And you may not know me Lord,
I ain’t much seen in churches
Where they preach Thy Holy Word,
But You may have observed me
Out here on the lonely plains,
A-lookin’ after cattle, feelin’
Thankful when it rains.