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Day Writing: What’s her deal?

April 5, 2018 — Perhaps you work with one, perhaps you're married to one. Maybe you see her in the grocery store, sporting muddy shoes, dark circles under her eyes and a heaping cart continuously being reorganized by a toddler or two. She may have blown by you on

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Billy and the Butcher Hog

March 23, 2018 — A few days back, one of our butcher hogs made her way to the neighbors. Thankfully we have good neighbors and they chuckled about the situation before helping us load her. It made me recall the last time this happened… A few years back we

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Day Writing by Heather Hamilton-Maude: International Women’s Day

March 9, 2018 — I'm not much a modern feminist, but as we celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, I can't help but admire the many unique traits of women in ag. Not many women can: Recite the dosage instructions of the vast majority of both general child

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Day Writing by Heather Hamilton-Maude: Ag Olympic Glory

February 20, 2018 — "Welcome to the 250th anniversary of the U.S. Ag Olympics! I am Don, and my cohost Chris and I are very excited to bring you an unprecedented day of foot events, made all the more interesting by the cold, snow and ice across much of

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Day Writing: New Babies

January 19, 2018 — What an exciting time as we look around at all our friends who are expecting their first, or adding another, child. While we certainly haven't learned it all, here are a few things we've picked up on that may make it easier for others as

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Day Writing: A Holiday Recap

January 5, 2018 — I am holding onto the holiday mindset a little longer than usual this year. This could be the result of having a toddler and enjoying all that entails over Christmas, or the fact that all my decorations are boxed, but still sitting in the middle

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Day Writing: There will be problems

December 21, 2017 — "There will be problems," the pastor on the tv said last Sunday. "You'll likely want this information to share with someone between now and Christmas," he continued. This was stated toward the end of his sermon, but it struck me how true those words are

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Day Writing: Fashion trends

December 8, 2017 — I was surprised while Christmas shopping this year to discover a fashion big trend of work boots, leggings, plaid tops over a graphic t-shirt, and casual winter hats. Pondering how such a combination came to be lead to the following fictitious explanation. A ranch wife,

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Day Writing: Thanksgiving

November 22, 2017 — Thanksgiving is a time to gather together, to break bread, and to enjoy the company of family for both my and my husband's families. On my side, everyone brings whatever the host asks, and I am typing this while my pumpkin pies bake and before

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Day Writing: Word of the Year

November 10, 2017 — "…Bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ." 2 Corinthians 10:5 Thankful November is a wonderful concept of purposefully identifying one thing you are thankful for each day of the month. But, it can also be a nice lead in to focusing your

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Day Writing: Fall gear guide, ag mom style

October 25, 2017 — As we wrap up the fall cattle run and harvest season, and simultaneously drag catalog and after catalog out of the mailbox with the latest in fall/hunting/harvest/vehicle gear "needs," I had the idea to share those items in my mom gear box that I am

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Day Writing: The Slip

October 12, 2017 — I learned how to drive a stick in a single cab Chevy pickup in the middle of a remote pasture, at around eight or nine years old. I recall my two-and-a-half years young brother Kyle sitting right next to me, complaining to my dad that

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Day Writing: Fall’s coming on

September 27, 2017 — Fall's coming on and it's quarter til four Everyone's up, headed out the door Horses are saddled and trailers are hooked. It's a long drive before a long ride can be took Hours later, bleary eyed kids stumble out with a yawn Cinches are tightened

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Day Writing by Heather Hamilton Maude:

September 7, 2017 — A good portion of the western United States is on fire. I agree with the numerous people blaming "environmentalist" activist groups for the current state of our nation's federal forests and the consequential uncontrolled burning that has spread to state and private lands. Due blame

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Day Writing by Heather Hamilton Maude: In search of

September 1, 2017 — Several weeks back, while I stopped to get the mail, a man about my age in a white Chevy pickup waved and pulled up behind me in our driveway. He jumped out of his truck, hurried over, introduced himself, then immediately launched into a several

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Day Writing by Heather Hamilton Maude: The art of the story

August 18, 2017 — "Merle and my dad would sit in that living room of his and laugh and laugh, and even if you didn't have a clue what they were talking about you would still get caught up in the laughter. Eventually the whole house would be laughing;

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Day Writing: The Ag Mom Resume

August 1, 2017 — The beautiful, blessed and busy life of an ag mom doesn't leave much time or need for an updated resume. However, watching a recent tv ad (while feeding the baby) about updating or creating a quality resume made me consider what one may look like

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Day Writing: The inaugural docking

July 13, 2017 — It is safe to say that we didn't entirely know what was coming when my parents got sheep in the late 1990s. This was perhaps most evident at our first docking. We saddled our horses early in the morning on the required squelching July day,

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Day Writing: Life’s cheerleaders

June 23, 2017 — We all need cheerleaders in life. Those precious people who believe in us no matter what, who are proud of us and confident in our abilities even when we aren't. I've been blessed with a lot more of those people than most, and one that

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Day Writing: It did not go as planned

May 25, 2017 — We had a bull out in the neighbors. Long as we were saddled and headed up the road, why not run out west "real quick" and grab the old, gimpy cow, her calf with pinkeye, and a yearling bull? They were the final three pieces

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