Wednesday, November 10, 2010

THANKFUL for Farm & Ranch Families!!!!

Good Morning & Happy November 10th!

This morning I am THANKFUL for Farm and Ranch Families!!!

  • I'm thankful for the people who put their heart and soul in to a piece of ground to produce miracles.
  • Thankful for long hours spent in the saddle gathering cattle off the mountain.
  • Thankful for time spent in sheep camps & cow camps away from family, watching over herds.
  • Thankful for time spent in water trucks, checking tanks, and breaking ice open to ensure water for livestock.
  • Thankful for the long hours put in night calving to assure a the healthy birth of a baby calf.
  • Thankful for the long hours spent feeding animals when it is a blizzard outside
  • Thankful for those who hook teams & use horses!
  • Thankful for long nights spent in a baler putting up hay.
  • Thankful for solid weeks dedicated to harvest.
  • Thankful for the families that take the time to pass the knowledge & traditions on to their children.
  • Thankful for families that pull together to make it all work!
  • I'm thankful for Families working together to raise Kids, Cows & Crops!
  • Thankful for all the farm & ranch families that work so hard so that we can enjoy a hot meal and the fruits of their labors.
There is so much hard work that goes into the everyday labor to run a family, farm, & ranch. These are just a few of the many blessings that I'm thankful for today!

Today I will think about what I consume and be grateful for the labor
that was preformed so that I may enjoy a meal.
I will be thankful for all the work that was put in before the
produce, meat, & wheat reached the grocery store!


The following pictures are from a childhood photo album.

(team shown above)

Team of blond horses we worked for Uncle Lynn in the winter of 82-83 before we sold them to Joe Roe in Wendell. They were really well broke and really fun to drive.
Mindy enjoyed going on the "team" and went out even when it was -20 below.
We fed straw to the main herd of cows on the pasture across the road from our house.
(Picture & Story by Nancy Martiny)

Feb-March 1982
Dad fed cows with his team of mares, "Betty' & "Bally" for Harrops.
Mindy loved to go ride on the sleigh, but it was too cold for her to go very often.
Temps of -20 + many days.

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