Facing the Unknown

Heifers, bulls, twins, breeches, winter storms, health crises, social and political unrest, recession, or depression; so many unknowns, how can I face them all Lord? What I meant to be an encouraging start of the New Year post for all my friends this week suddenly changed direction yesterday with four little words. You-Could-Go-Blind. In the Read More >

What Manner Is This…

I’m often amazed at how God uses the ordinary to teach extraordinary lessons. While watering the cattle after feeding, I was enjoying the peaceful view and solitude of the morning’s hush. As the cattle finished up “breakfast” and began moving about, I noticed “Lulu Belle” and “Mavric” coming alongside one another. Knowing she was already Read More >

A Powerful Reminder

Our Cross-Dubya ranch gives many reminders of how much God has blessed my life. The livestock lowing softly through the morning fog reminds me of God’s steadfast protection. Bubba the chocolate lab’s greeting when I open the door leading to the garage, reminds me of God’s enduring love and the loyalty I offer Him. A Read More >

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

One of the blessings of owning your own web site and having a blog is that I have the freedom to post whatever God places on my heart. In the weeks leading up to our uniquely American Thanksgiving holiday, there’s been lots of thankfulness and thinking-ness happening around the Cross-Dubya ranch. So rather than one Read More >

Ties That Bind

Deciding what fence-splicing method you choose depends on where the break is and how much tension the wire holds. Here at the Cross-Dubya, some of our fencing is approaching 20 years old. Checking and repairing fences is an almost daily event. All those years of being leaned on, stretched, and tore loose from your anchors Read More >

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 >