|Grandma Grace Was Truly A Rocking Rural Women. She helped my dad groom his show calves, fed huge thrashing(grain cutting) crews, but could get "dolled up" to host club or Canasta parties in the blink of an eye.|
As I learned in the next few years Facebook and Blogging would be the way to keep up with today's attention deficited society, so I try my best to satisfy this disorder, which I thought would be easy since I think I have it. But faithful blogging is difficult. Anyway it is for me in my current "season of life".
|"Working Cattle" Is something we do twice a year. For more info on cattle working please visit my website.|
In this photo is another Rocking Rural Women, Bobbi. She can "cowboy" with the best of them! Maybe we'll get her to share her story soon.
|As a member of the American National Cattlewomen cattlewomen are able to visit schools and other venues telling the Real Beef Story with funds from the Beef Check Off. The Beef Check off program gathers $1.00 from each beef animal sold taking these funds to educate consumers and promote our product. Animal Ag Alliance, is a group I'm also very involved with. AAA monitors the detrimental actions extreme animal activists engage in to destroy animal ag in an effort to protect animal ag producers like our family. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association is another group I belong to which protects our beef industry.|
But passion to protect my way of life surfaced as I realized extreme animal activists were telling a negative story about what we do and creating harmful regulations that affect our future. An unexplainable drive to tell my story forced me into the uncomfortable world of social media and public speaking.
It is now something many rural agriculture women are stepping out to do. We are making a difference. When rocking rural ag advocating women such as @lifeonakansasranch-Debbie Lyons-Blythe, @couturecowgirl7-celeste settrini, @katpinke- Katie Pinke, @JPlovesCotton- Janice Person, @chrischinn-Chris Chinn tell their stories many of our urban friends are listening.
My husband and I have four grown married children and 10 grandchilden who live within a 30 mile radius.Our children, my folks, and my brother and his family all work with us on our ranch.
|Rural and Loving It|