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.
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!
Richard and I enjoyed 3 days on the beach after speaking at the HMI Gathering. These three seagulls were just too tempting; Richard had to drive them some! [Click to view the video in the full blog post.]
Richard and I had the great pleasure of attending, exhibiting at, and speaking at the 2016 Holistic Management International Gathering at Paicines Ranch just south of Hollister, California!
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This was our second trip to the Bethany Retreat Center near Exira, IA. It’s a great location for our classes. We’d also like to thank the Practical Farmers of Iowa for their promotional and financial support of our school.
This was our first school with 2.5 days of Stockmanship, and it was great to have more time to discuss this extensive topic.
We had another excellent Nebraska School in Brewster at Uncle Buck’s Lodge. If you’d like to have a great “Western” Bed & Breakfast experience, don’t miss Uncle Buck’s Lodge! The header image for this post is the Loupe River from the deck of the Lodge.
Click here for a Press Release written by the Practical Farmers of Iowa about our upcoming school in Exira, IA September 12-15.
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Richard just had another great driving experience. We returned late Tuesday from our last school in Wyoming, then on Wednesday a neighbor came over and said he had lost a bull and wondered if he was on our place. Then our other neighbor who watches over the place while we are gone said yes, he had seen the bull in one of our pastures near the road.
Our first school in Wyoming was to another great group of ranchers!