Making Dreams Come True

There is a line in one of Bruce Springsteen’s songs, “is a dream a lie if it don’t come true?” We all have our dreams but the ones that become reality and were not a lie are the ones that we really worked on to make come true. My Daddy used to tell me and my brothers, wish in one hand and spit in the other and see what you end up with. What he was trying to make us realize is that wishing won’t get you much more than a hand full of spit and you have to work for what you want. Is the possibility of operating a successful, and by successful I mean profitable, cattle operation on a small place a dream or a lie? There is a reason to ask this question. In our part of the world it is becoming very common for large tracts of land to be divided into 20, 30, 50 and 100 acres tracts and then sold for prices that stagger the imagination. Over the years I have gotten calls from a lot of these folks who have attended some of our pasture walks. In most instances these folks are really interested in trying to learn. But on the other hand there are those who really believe they have it all figured out and will not hesitate for one minute to begin to explain to me what they will do to make their outfit different and successful while so many others have failed. I remember being at a pasture walk and two old boys walked up and after we had talked a few minutes they began to tell me just how they had it all planned out to make this grass-fed thing work. After listening very patie

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