Life On The Farm As The Years Fly Bye

We All Learn At a Different Pace

What did I learn about myself through my 4-H participation?

I learned that it is not easy to be 16 and on the edge of adulthood.

Head - to clear thinking, when giving your word to someone, think about how it will affect your heart if you buckle to peer pressure and go against your morals and ethics .

Heart - to greater loyalty; loyalty is something that is given freely and cannot be demanded or forced upon someone.

Hands - to larger service, you can only do what you feel is right and work hard to achieve your goals.

Health - to better living; if your word is your honor, and you stand fast to your morals and ethics; loyalty will come to you freely, your goals will be realized, and you will make a difference in the world around you.

I love 4-H !

Peer pressure is one of the hardest things we face; stay true to yourself no matter how hard it is and make a difference!

4H My Journey

Farmer's Hands Video

2011-2012 Western National Roundup

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Neighbor Helping Neighbor ( Shoewmaker Brothers Cattle )

We live in a very small town called Bliss; truly if you were to blink you would miss it. Here in the country the things that we see everyday we take for granted. Like deer running across our yard or large herd of antelope standing in the neighbor's winter wheat field grazing. Cattlemen bringing their cattle herds in off winter-feed. I never gave these sights a second thought. With in our small community we have quite a few large cattle ranches; we have Red Angus, Black Angus, Saler, and cross-bred cattle just to name a few.
The fact is if you were to type the names of these ranchers into the search engine they would pop up. If you eat beef; the product of these rancher hard work is more than likely to be on your dinner table. These Ranchers are of the old west ways, the cattle are free range they have acres and acres to graze and roam.
Just the other day while driving home it just so happened that the Shoewmaker Brothers were doing what cattle ranchers do, bring their cattle in off winter feed. That task is not a one or two man job; in fact it is a family affair. Instead of waving and driving by. We stopped and ask if we could take some pictures to share on the Internet. Ranchers are very proud of their labor of love and life style, they grow beef to feed the world.

Some of the people in these photos are family, some are friends and others are neighbors, there to help.

Too some these pictures are just another day on the ranch or farm; For those of you who live in the city I just wanted you to see that some traditions live for ever.

Neighbor helping Neighbor - United we stand divided we fall

I would like to thank the Shoewmakers for allowing us to use their family's name and photos. Also to let them know that it was very nice to meet them.