Saturday, July 27, 2013
What is so great about today?
Third from the left, on my horse Streak! We were moving the cows closer to home for the winter and it was cold and snowy! This was a three day event if I remember right. This is what we did for family "vacations". I recall wishing we could have gone to Disney Land instead, but now I wouldn't trade these memories for anything.
Blueberry pancakes will forever taste burnt and my little sister won't let us forget how we scared her out of sleeping in the camper when she had been rubbing it in our face that she was the only one that got too. We might have made up a story about hantavirus and mouse droppings sighted in the camper.
I always knew growing up that I couldn't marry anyone who was not a cowboy. I tried to date a few non-cowboys, but they never compared. So lucky to have found mine :)
and I love that I am raising a little cowboy
A few fun facts about cattle
Cattle outnumber humans in 9 states: Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Wyoming.
More than 100 medicines, including insulin and estrogen, come from cattle.
Cattle consume less than 2/10ths of 1% of all water used in the United States.
Beef fat, called tallow, is an ingredient in soaps, cosmetics, candles, shortenings, and chewing gum.
Bones are used to make glue and fertilizers. Blood meal, a fertilizer, is made from blood.
Gelatin, made from bones and horns, is used in making candies, marshmallows, ice cream and photographic film.
Other products besides beef are made from the beef carcass. Leather, made from the hide, is used to make a variety of items, from clothing to basketballs. Eight pairs of cowboy boots can be made from one cowhide.
My heroes have always been cowboys.