Another year has rolled around.. time to stop and reflect on the past and plan for the future.. we got some calves sold.. did well, all things considered.. we have had an extremely dry year.. drier than anything on record since 1960 where we live…but we managed to get all the cattle thru’ the dry and now it is time to feed some hay anyway.. wish there was still some grass left, but when you run as many as we did on this small of ranch, your grass isn’t going to last…and we have feed laid in, bought some more online at an auction last night.. we will get by..

We have a healthy family.. too healthy, seems like, with some of these kids running around here! Man are they healthy! Wow!!! And another one on the way arriving in March, we are told.

We have work to keep our hands and minds busy that provides us food and shelter.

We have family and friends that keep us happy and engaged. As I write this there are three little “helpers” engaging me…

We live in an area that abounds with good neighbors who will help at the drop of a hat…any time…any place … anything.. what a blessing.

We live in a country that is the envy of most of the rest of the world, where we have freedoms we take for granted that others would actually die trying to get here, so they could have the same.

Happy Thanksgiving… give thanks for ALL you have..Thank You Lord.