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Cattle with a purpose

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In the early 1900’s Joel Steven Deering’s great-grandfather, C. August “Gus” Deering, homesteaded 160 acres 10 miles north of Wasta, SD. About that time, Joel’s other great-grandfather, Joe Meiners, homesteaded four miles south of Wasta at what is now known as the Soderquist Ranch. Joel was raised at this location and calls it the “home place.” In a rare situation, this has resulted in the Deering and Meiners homesteads both being operated for 100-plus continuous years by family and today operated by the great-grandson of both original homesteaders – what a heritage. He lives here with his four kids: Cheyenne, 14; Autumn, 10; John Wayne, 6; and Sheridan, 3.

In the early 1900’s Joel Steven Deering’s great-grandfather, C. August “Gus” Deering, homesteaded 160 acres 10 miles north of Wasta, SD. About that time, Joel’s other great-grandfather, Joe Meiners, homesteaded four miles south of Wasta at what is now known as the Soderquist Ranch. Joel was raised at this location and calls it the “home place.” In a rare situation, this has resulted in the Deering and Meiners homesteads both being operated for 100-plus continuous years by family and today operated by the great-grandson of both original homesteaders – what a heritage. He lives here with his four kids: Cheyenne, 14; Autumn, 10; John Wayne, 6; and Sheridan, 3.

In the early 1900’s Joel Steven Deering’s great-grandfather, C. August “Gus” Deering, homesteaded 160 acres 10 miles north of Wasta, SD. About that time, Joel’s other great-grandfather, Joe Meiners, homesteaded four miles south of Wasta at what is now known as the Soderquist Ranch. Joel was raised at this location and calls it the “home place.” In a rare situation, this has resulted in the Deering and Meiners homesteads both being operated for 100-plus continuous years by family and today operated by the great-grandson of both original homesteaders – what a heritage. He lives here with his four kids: Cheyenne, 14; Autumn, 10; John Wayne, 6; and Sheridan, 3.

In the early 1900’s Joel Steven Deering’s great-grandfather, C. August “Gus” Deering, homesteaded 160 acres 10 miles north of Wasta, SD. About that time, Joel’s other great-grandfather, Joe Meiners, homesteaded four miles south of Wasta at what is now known as the Soderquist Ranch. Joel was raised at this location and calls it the “home place.” In a rare situation, this has resulted in the Deering and Meiners homesteads both being operated for 100-plus continuous years by family and today operated by the great-grandson of both original homesteaders – what a heritage. He lives here with his four kids: Cheyenne, 14; Autumn, 10; John Wayne, 6; and Sheridan, 3.

In the early 1900’s Joel Steven Deering’s great-grandfather, C. August “Gus” Deering, homesteaded 160 acres 10 miles north of Wasta, SD. About that time, Joel’s other great-grandfather, Joe Meiners, homesteaded four miles south of Wasta at what is now known as the Soderquist Ranch. Joel was raised at this location and calls it the “home place.” In a rare situation, this has resulted in the Deering and Meiners homesteads both being operated for 100-plus continuous years by family and today operated by the great-grandson of both original homesteaders – what a heritage. He lives here with his four kids: Cheyenne, 14; Autumn, 10; John Wayne, 6; and Sheridan, 3.

In the early 1900’s Joel Steven Deering’s great-grandfather, C. August “Gus” Deering, homesteaded 160 acres 10 miles north of Wasta, SD. About that time, Joel’s other great-grandfather, Joe Meiners, homesteaded four miles south of Wasta at what is now known as the Soderquist Ranch. Joel was raised at this location and calls it the “home place.” In a rare situation, this has resulted in the Deering and Meiners homesteads both being operated for 100-plus continuous years by family and today operated by the great-grandson of both original homesteaders – what a heritage. He lives here with his four kids: Cheyenne, 14; Autumn, 10; John Wayne, 6; and Sheridan, 3.

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In the early 1900’s Joel Steven Deering’s great-grandfather, C. August “Gus” Deering, homesteaded 160 acres 10 miles north of Wasta, SD. About that time, Joel’s other great-grandfather, Joe Meiners, homesteaded four miles south of Wasta at what is now known as the Soderquist Ranch. Joel was raised at this location and calls it the “home place.” In a rare situation, this has resulted in the Deering and Meiners homesteads both being operated for 100-plus continuous years by family and today operated by the great-grandson of both original homesteaders – what a heritage. He lives here with his four kids: Cheyenne, 14; Autumn, 10; John Wayne, 6; and Sheridan, 3.

In the early 1900’s Joel Steven Deering’s great-grandfather, C. August “Gus” Deering, homesteaded 160 acres 10 miles north of Wasta, SD. About that time, Joel’s other great-grandfather, Joe Meiners, homesteaded four miles south of Wasta at what is now known as the Soderquist Ranch. Joel was raised at this location and calls it the “home place.” In a rare situation, this has resulted in the Deering and Meiners homesteads both being operated for 100-plus continuous years by family and today operated by the great-grandson of both original homesteaders – what a heritage. He lives here with his four kids: Cheyenne, 14; Autumn, 10; John Wayne, 6; and Sheridan, 3.