Friday, September 15, 2017

Rain, rain don't go away!

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck...then is has to be a duck, right?
Wow, I woke up this morning to over 2 inches in the rain gage.  What a blessing!  It's been a while since the last decent amount in our area.. and we've been treated better than most. The cattle are kind of humped up and many of those later born calves have never been rained on so they are acting a little confused with Mother Natures ways. Hope it drowns the fires around the state and puts some good ice making snow in the mountains for "Next Year".  Remember, it's too late for this year but right on time for next year.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The "Next Year" people.

We got off to a good start this spring with an abundance of grass in most areas but it's been a long, hot, dry summer. Fires devastated many areas but it looks like maybe some much needed moisture is on the way along with cooler temperatures.  Farmers and Ranchers are most certainly "Next Year" people.  They work hard every day do make the most of what has been dealt to them in hopes of being in business next year when conditions and prices might be better.  They are masters at making it work whether it be drought,  disease, grasshoppers, blizzards, low prices, you name it. Even politicians can't hold 'em down.  With God's help I'm confident this fire season will soon come to an end and we'll all be eagerly looking forward to another year of doing what we love and loving what we do. Country folks can survive!  

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

2016 Markets?

What will the market be in 2016?  That depends upon who you talk to.  There's plenty of unrest as we move thru the current correction and everyone's concerned about the future.  Sellers are scared.  Buyers are reluctant.  Bankers are involved.  

Friday, March 21, 2014

Catching Up

Been a long time and  a lot of changes so bare with me.  Here is our new logo.

Monday, May 20, 2013


Did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive? Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? Did you know the one who takes care of others all the time are usually the ones who need it the most? Did you know the 3 hardest things to say are I love you, I'm sorry, and Help me. Sometimes just because a person looks happy, you to look past their smile and see how much pain they may be in. To all my friends who are going through some issues right now--Let's start an intention avalanche. We all need positive intentions right now. If I don't see your name, I'll understand. May I ask my friends wherever you might be, to kindly copy and paste this status for one hour to give a moment of support to all those who have family problems, health struggles, job issues, worries of any kind and just need to know that someone cares. Do it for all of us, for nobody is immune.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Well...we've had the driest summer on record with the least numbers of brood cows on hand, preceeded by the highest bull prices on record, followed by the highest hay prices on record, and now the coldest April on record. I for one, am going "On Record" as saying I'm ready for a normal year.  What ever happened to April showers bringing May flowers?  Maybe it's April snow brings May grass that didn't grow.  Thank God for snow even if it does come in April or we'd still still be in a drought situation.  Then what?      

Sunday, April 7, 2013


I had to use the wipers coming home from a sale last night....what a novel idea!  It was only for a few miles and had it been 15 degrees colder it would have been a blizzard.  Mostly wind but enough rain to clean the windshield and thank God for that because it's hard to find a gas station with window washing supplies this time of year. 
I hope the weather app on my smart phone is telling the truth.  Looks like we could get wet several times in the next ten days.  That'd be very welcome in our part of the country!  Cows are tired of hay and cowboys are tired of feeding 'em.  Farmers are sitting at the edge of the field trying to decide whether to plant and irrigate, plant and pray, wait and pray some more, or go to town and look for a day job.  I get calls daily asking what pairs are worth.  Seems like everybody is getting geared up to pull the plug on cows if it don't rain. 
Let's hope God 'pulls the plug' on a big ole black cloud and pulls it soon.  RAIN WON'T HURT THE KIDS!