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We CAN do hard things!

We CAN do hard things!

Writing is hard! I don't mean the kind where you're writing in your journal and it is between you and God. There's often hard work to do there but the words matter less than the cries of the heart.  What I'm talking about is putting yourself out there for the...

Pain sucks but fear sucks even more!

Pain sucks but fear sucks even more!

I have lived with chronic pain most of my adult life. Pain sucks! Wanna know what sucks even more? Fear!! Over the last 5 years I’ve had two major concussions. A horse yard darted me out over his head and rang my bell. Then 2 years after that a 600 lb calf hit a gate...

Good Stewards

Good Stewards

Let me introduce you to some of the finest caretakers and stewards of the earth that I know - ranchers and farmers! I know what the media tries to tell you about us but I want to set the record straight. As a whole, you aren’t going to find a people more interested in...

What if They Knew?

What if They Knew?

My older son has a great way of making me think about things! We were making one of our many feed runs recently when he said jokingly, “I wonder how your online community would react if they really knew who you used to be?” Would they jump ship or think less of me?...

So God Made a Rancher

So God Made a Rancher

© Laura Hicks 2021 On the 8th day God looked down from Heaven and saw what He’d made was good but there was still something missing. He needed a caretaker - someone to steward His livestock. So God made a Rancher God said, “I need someone willing to rise before the...

Going after the ONE!

Going after the ONE!

The air was crisp as the wind blew through the cedar trees. The fog was just lifting out the valley as I loaded extra feed in the side by side to take to the ewes with new lambs. Normally the grass would be enough but it was slow getting started that year so I was...

Women in Agriculture

Women in Agriculture

Let's continue on with busting some myths in regards to agriculture with a topic I'm passionate about - women in ag. Women are a vital part of the agriculture industry. They've always been but it's fun to see the data starting to show it now as well. According to the...

Closing the gap on the truth about our food sources

Closing the gap on the truth about our food sources

Those of us who grew up ranching and farming might find it shocking how many Americans don’t have the most basic understanding of where their food comes from. When you grow up in Agriculture you can find yourself assuming everyone understands how a vegetable is grown...

A Cow, Icy Ground and LIGHT!

A Cow, Icy Ground and LIGHT!

We slipped through the heavy cows as calmly and quietly as possible. I shined my spotlight out into the herd looking for any that might be calving in this brutal cold. It was highly likely they’d need to go into the barn if that was the case. I said a prayer under my breath, “please Lord let them wait until daylight!”

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