February 18, 2018

Winter is supposed to be the slow time of the year for a cattle rancher. Images of being cozied up next to a cheerfully burning fire, sipping hot chocolate with peppermint, and watching the snow accumulate out the living room window kind of slow. While I do actually get to do that sometimes, the reality is often very different. 

Picture this: It’s three degrees outside when I wake up in the morning. I drink some homemade beef bone broth to get me warmed up (more on that in another blog) and start the process of layering up. First, I bundle up in my ski pants and heavy winter coat. Then, I use the little elastic band in the hood of the coat that normally everyone ignores, to cinch the hood down snuggly over my head and ears. Next, I don two pairs of gloves, even though I know I will have to keep taking both of them off when I get to the barn. Finally, I pull my boots over two pairs of socks, because if I only wear one pair, they will ball up under my toes which makes me feel like I'm wal...

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