He is lucky I am a good sister and my daughter really wanted to help get the cows in. How can you deny this little face!?
It was a perfect afternoon to gather cows and have a branding.
Not sure why I am so blurred out in this picture. That is my horse Patrick and my daughter's horse Strawberry.
So glad I skipped the things I was hoping to do, and my run, and did something priceless with my daughter.
Yes, Mr President, the Department of Labor and all concerned..farm and ranch kids learn by doing and working alongside their family whether it is immediate or extended. Learning to work at a young age is not a bad thing. So glad the Department of Labor and the Obama administration listened to the rural agricultural community and dropped plans to not let kids work on farms and ranches.
When I started working in the operating room I had several people say to me "You must be a farm kid" or "I can tell you were raised on a ranch because you are such a hard worker" This is not a bad thing! Sure there were times growing up that I thought I was abused because I couldn't do things with my friends because we had to work cows or cut hay, but looking back I am so grateful for the work ethic instilled by it.
and it isn't just the work ethic I appreciate, it is the many memories formed from working with my family. Clearly the department of labor is out of touch with what goes on in the family farm.
Okay enough of a rant.
Good luck to everyone racing this weekend, I am excited to read race reports!