We are already a month into 2014. Time does march on and things change. I am thankful that one thing that has not changed around here is God, family, cattle and horses! They are all still a big part of our life on the ranch. My Father in heaven never ceases to amaze me by His faithfulness, love and provision. We have had some definite changes around here most of them really good. We have welcomed new help from Michigan and Louisiana. What a blessing they have been to us all here.
Last week, we welcomed Travis Sturdy back to the ranch for a week of focusing on the young horses. Travis has been coming for many years now to help us out with the young horses. We have been working hard to cut down our horse numbers, which has not been easy to make those decisions, so that we can spend more time with each horse. The goal is to treat them as individuals with individual talent and purposes instead of treating them as a herd where some tend to fall through the cracks. Travis’ time with us last week was very productive with the young ones making significant progress as most of them had already had time spent with them. Yeah!!!! We feel blessed to have Travis come to share his gift with the horses, to have a brother in Christ work with us and to share God stories, horse stories and family stories. Aaron Marcantel of Louisiana joined us this year in the process, good to have him on board for this season. It’s an awesome thing to watch these younger men work with the horses and grow in their faith at the same time.
Mike and I have been preparing a neat mare for the Nebraska Cattlemans Classic Sale held in Kearney the weekend of Feb. 15. She is Colonel Freckles and Orphan Drift breeding. Quiet, quiet, quiet…. this young mare is laid back and solid. It’s been fun getting her ready. This will be our first time to the classic, we look forward to the weekend of meeting new people and attending this event that the committee has been working hard to prepare for.
May your 2014 be blessed!! We look forward to the young horses we are going on with and the colts to be born. Lord willing, Mike and I plan to compete some this year. We have great help on the ranch which makes it much easier to leave home. May you have hopes and dreams that get new meaning and life this year…..hope it involves a horse.:)))) Livin in the moments blessings, Tee Jay