Happy Beef Month y'all! As I was driving around our ranch yesterday, I couldn't help but feel so grateful for this beautiful life we get to live. This is my favorite time of year- it's not too hot yet, the grass is green and thick, the cows are slicking up, the skies are clear and there are babies running around everywhere, kicking and playing and enjoying the sunshine. The air is fresh with excitement and growth and there is a special enthusiasm this year coming out of such a rough winter.
There are so many benefits these ranchlands provide . As I drove around I thought about how special it is to be able to feed the world. I thought about how our 700 acres protects these lands from developers and turning it into concrete. I thought about all the animals besides just the cattle that call this place home- countless whitetail deer, turkeys, birds, and other species that would be pushed out and/or killed if this became a neighborhood or shopping mall.
The grazing cattle help aerate and fertilize the soil, prevent fires, and ultimately turn unusable forages and feedstuffs into a high quality protein for us to enjoy. That's not to mention all the byproducts cattle provide- everything from glue, to footballs, to marshmallows and gum.
So this beef month, let's be sure to be extra grateful as ranchers for this amazing life we get to live. And if you are a consumer with any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to a local farmer or rancher. We would love to share our story with you.