Culling the Herd

As much as I try to forget this when caring for our livestock, ranching is a business; and sometimes circumstances require tough business decisions. Like any business venture, good managers look at data, consider profit and loss, and decide to either continue investing or end the endeavor. Managing a cattle herd is no different. In Read More >

BOLD and Cautious

One of God’s great blessings is the friendship of other Christians. On rare occasions, that friendship blooms into something more. God blessed me with a dear farming and writing friend, who became a “big sister”, three years ago. We all need a godly family member who’ll tell you when you’re out of line, or at Read More >

A Bouquet of Lessons

I watched her for over two years before stopping at the roadside stand. She toiled six days a week, often under a scorching Texas summer sun, tending her garden. I long admired her beautiful and simple flower arrangements. The collection of colorful daisies, zinnias, and other floral accents brightened the long trip from our Cross-Dubya Read More >

Leaving His Mark Upon My Life

Three letters, S-E-A. Who could ever imagine the magnitude of the legacy they would leave behind? When did I first see those initials? That’s right, it was when I was helping mom reconcile the Napa Auto Parts charge tickets at our family’s Texaco station. Asking who signed for those parts, mom replied, “That’s Dad’s signature Read More >