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A Response to An Open Letter to Ellen DeGeneres

A Response to An Open Letter to Ellen DeGeneres

  Yesterday morning I woke up and wrote a letter. I’ll be honest. I didn’t expect anyone to actually read it. Every morning I have the same routine. My alarm sounds and I reach for my phone and check out social media for all the latest news. (You know, because...
An Open Letter to Ellen DeGeneres

An Open Letter to Ellen DeGeneres

  Dear Ellen DeGeneres, This year has been a tough one for the cattle producer. We have taken hit after hit. Your request for people to eat less meat was just one more punch in the gut to America’s cattle producers. You have an opinion and you have a broad...
Livestock Show Awards and Buyers’ Gifts

Livestock Show Awards and Buyers’ Gifts

  A few weeks ago, I volunteered to be a member of the 4-H and FFA Awards Committee for our county fair. I envisioned myself relaxing at night as I browsed the Internet or leisurely walking as I shopped store fronts, finding all sorts of wonderful livestock show...
On the Road Again: Packing Tips from a Packing-Panicked Show Mom

On the Road Again: Packing Tips from a Packing-Panicked Show Mom

A few days ago, the Pospichal family took a vacation. In reality it was a 24-hour trip…to a breed association banquet…to a city that is a little over two hours from the ranch. But any time Barry is away from the ranch for more than one feeding, it’s...
Confessions of a Rookie Show Mom

Confessions of a Rookie Show Mom

Last summer—sometime between the halter-breaking and the bathing and the feeding—my ten-year-old son, AJ, fell in love with showing cattle.  It was his second year showing in 4-H. AJ knew from the moment that Dez hit the ground that the Simmental steer was destined...
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