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Avoiding “Too Much Stuff”

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  Money Matters  /  1 Comment

With a little musical accompaniment from Delbert McClinton, Don reminds us how to avoid too much stuff.

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How I Adapted My Grazing When the Weather Made Things Tough

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning  /  1 Comment

When the weather gave Don and Betty Ashford lemons, they worked with what they had to extend a tough grazing season anyway, which is a lot better than lemonade! Don shares this story as an example of how you can do things differently, and hopes that you’ll share your stories too!

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Crossing the Creek

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Crossing the Creek

A dark night and a flooding creek could have spelled disaster. But instead, there was a miracle. Rachel and Kathy are thankful for our adoptive parents, Don and Betty Ashford, and for whatever happened that helped them cross the creek.

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Stupid Is As Stupid Does

By   /  October 3, 2016  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

If I ever had any doubts in the wisdom of learning to operate a cattle operation without all of the accepted-as-normal inputs something I did some years ago dispelled them forever. We bought a bunch of old, thin cows to graze for the summer on our daughter Karen’s place. This place is a cutover (all […]

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Grunt the Pig

By   /  September 5, 2016  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Grunt the Pig

One day out of the blue my Daddy called with a very serious question:  “Do you want to buy a hog?” “Do what?” “Do you want to buy a hog?” “What kind of hog?” “A big Duroc sow that’s gonna have pigs in a few days. I’m up here in Miss at Glenn Cotton’s place […]

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