There are many serious topics to write about concerning life on a ranch.
What I am writing about this week is the same subject as last week.
Ranching industry is having difficulty attracting and retaining the next generation on our places in a gainful (living wage) manner.
Much has been said about work-life balance. Mostly it goes like this: “work smarter not harder.”
A couple of weeks back Wilfred (Moore) Anderson passed on to the free and fair range in the sky.
Just in case you didn’t pick up on it, yesterday, Feb 16 was Canada Agriculture Day.
The origins of the phrase “getting someone’s goat” is uncertain.
Here we are, January 2017 and the second class of students are starting out in the Applied Sustainable Ranching(ASUR) program at TRU.
This is technical sounding title. But stick with me for the story.
I thought I should start off the year with a bit of an assessment of where the cattle industry is at here in our part of B.C.
One of dad’s 150 Mile Store employees was the wife of one of the wild horse hunters Dan Weir hired to “rid” the Chilcotin of its surplus.
One of the most significant events in the human cultural world here in the Cariboo Chilcotin was the release of Chris Harris’ 13th book.
This is a busy season. I hope you are looking to the New Year as part of your busy-ness.
I just returned from the Annual National Farmers Union (NFU) national convention where I was a panelist.
I took advantage of holidaying in Arizona to visit a rancher-led group which was tackling some thorny conservation issues.
In a previous article I mentioned the possibility of farming and ranching stakeholders being involved in collaboration.
I am aware of this day, Remembrance Day. And I am reflecting on agriculture and the last official World War.
I was talking to a restaurant owner the other day and he was wondering when our local cattle industry would be able to supply food outlets.
Advice from elders may or may not be appreciated by the younger generations.
Cows remember where they were fed for the winter before. Most of them are home or will soon be home from the range.