Ranch Raised

Ranch Raised – Episode 217

So, we have a birthday on the Jones Ranch today. Today is the day we celebrate our lead rancher, our girl dad, our fixer, our horse saddler, our main hay man, our cattle guy, all the things, you get it. [READ MORE…]

Ranch Raised

Ranch Raised – Episode 216

Now that we are full on into back to school mode, I thought it was time to talk about a subject that was near and dear to my heart because my dearest babies are involved. It is time to slow down and observe that this time of year means you are now sharing the road with school buses and that is a heavy responsibility that requires your full attention! [READ MORE…]

Ranch Raised

Ranch Raised – Episode 215

I love having our kids at home. They love being home soaking up sunshine from sun up to sun down. Playing in garden dirt. Covered in dog, cattle, goat, or horse hair. Wild and free. Maybe a bit feral. Am I alone? You are probably rolling your eyes and calling me crazy. I just love having all my chicks in the nest. [READ MORE…]

Ranch Raised

Ranch Raised – Episode 214

I love having our kids at home. They love being home soaking up sunshine from sun up to sun down. Playing in garden dirt. Covered in dog, cattle, goat, or horse hair. Wild and free. Maybe a bit feral. Am I alone? You are probably rolling your eyes and calling me crazy. I just love having all my chicks in the nest. [READ MORE…]

Ranch Raised

Ranch Raised – Episode 213

It is the time of year when romance is waning. Cattle producers across the land are checking their bovine gestational pocket calendars to see when it is time to separate the boys from the girls. We call this process, “pulling bulls.” [READ MORE…]

Ranch Raised

Ranch Raised – Episode 211

Last week I unplugged and completely shut out the rest of world. It allowed me to focus on what was right in front of me. I observed a lot of great things like kids playing in the sandbox next to the show arena, jumping in bounce houses, and eating snow cones. I saw teenagers playing card games in the beef barn and helping their friends exercise goats. I saw swine kids offering their pigs for practice sessions and advice to kids who made it to the Elite Showmanship contest but did not have pigs of their own to practice on. I saw what I would consider heroic displays of sportsmanship, humility, and grace in and out of that dirt arena. [READ MORE…]