Now your probably wondering what this has to do with boys and girls and their abilities. Our friend made the comment that they had rented a piece of land for a number of years, land that had at one time belonged to his grandfather. The land had recently come up for sale and they made an offer. The offer wasn't accepted and they decided not to offer more. That's fair enough, farming does have to be looked at as a business. But then he added "If I had a son that was interested in farming instead of a daughter, there is no way we would have let someone else get that land". Wait a minute, did I just hear correctly? Now I know that his daughter isn't interested in making farming her career but why should it make a difference if it's your son or daughter.
Crystal also plans her Thanksgiving holiday to come to one of the Canadian shows with us.
We never treated our daughters differently than if we had 2 sons. OK maybe we did. I don't know if we would have wanted our sons to be out feeding hay in their Carhart coveralls with pink rollers in the hair, because they had a ballet recital to go to later that morning. Rob certainly is stronger and has abilities that me and the girls don't have. We might do the job differently or take a little longer, but the job does get done, and we always gave the girls all the opportunity to learn and be a part of the farm.
High Country Cattle. It was never a thought that we wouldn't pass on what we had built to the next generation just because they were female.