Friday, April 23, 2010

A Perfect Year

2010 has gotten off to an interesting start. Our calving season went very well. The decisions that we make last spring look very promising to start with. The calves stayed healthy and are growing well. Breeding season is almost half over and seems to be keeping us busy. The farmer that we have been purchasing our feed from has decided to make some changes, so that has brought changes for our operation. We have been anticipating the forecasted rain for this week. My silent prayers were for 40 hours of rain, not sure we even got 40 minutes of light drizzle. So this morning when I came across this blog entry of Crystal's I was reminded of why we do what we do. It's our passion. A rancher / farmer never has a perfect year......but that is what we are always striving for. The picture book of Paul Mobley's  is a good reminder of where we come from and why we do what we do. I'm glad he took the time to help us show the world our side of the story. This is a favorite quote of mine 'I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as making a life.' ...Maya Angelou I am so thankful that Rob, Crystal, Stacy and I have been able to make a life through raising livestock. Now as our children have become adults, we still have a connection.
Calgary Stampede Jr. Show 2006

Drayton Valley Sr. Showman 2005
 Our farm keeps us in daily contact. It is a passion that we all share. Each of us brings a different skill and together we are striving for that perfect year. I hope that each of you come closer than ever to your perfect farming year.

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