Saturday, June 22, 2024
HomeNotes From KathyAdd Sixty Years of Experience to Your Toolbox

Add Sixty Years of Experience to Your Toolbox

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This week we’re celebrating Don Ashford’s birthday. We’re not going to say how old he is because you’d never guess it by looking at him. Let’s just say he’s old enough to have six decades of farming experience behind him. To celebrate, we’ve put together a present for all of you: a Special Collection of the articles he’s written for On Pasture so far.

Don is also the inspiration behind our Grazing 101 ebook. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, now is a great time to check it out. It’s free!

Not only is Don a lifelong learner, he’s shared his successes and experiences with his fellow farmers and ranchers all along the way. He actively participates in organizations that support farmers, and he helps the next generation get started. He experiments with new practices, adopting those that work and sharing why some don’t. He even tells about mistakes he’s made so we can avoid making the same ones.

Don is a farmer, a teacher, and a philosopher. But most of all, he’s a family man. The thing is, he has a HUGE family. You’re part of Don and Betty’s family just by living on the same planet. And that’s why he writes – to tell us entertaining stories that just might help us along the way.

Here are Don and Betty welcoming a new great-grandchild into the world.

I’m proud to be Don and Betty’s adopted daughter. I know you’ll enjoy these stories from my Louisiana Dad.

Thanks for reading!





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Kathy Voth
Kathy Voth
I am the founder, editor and publisher of On Pasture, now retired. My career spanned 40 years of finding creative solutions to problems, and sharing ideas with people that encouraged them to work together and try new things. From figuring out how to teach livestock to eat weeds, to teaching range management to high schoolers, outdoor ed graduation camping trips with fifty 6th graders at a time, building firebreaks with a 130-goat herd, developing the signs and interpretation for the Storm King Fourteen Memorial trail, receiving the Conservation Service Award for my work building the 150-mile mountain bike trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah...well, the list is long so I'll stop with, I've had a great time and I'm very grateful.


  1. Kathy- you have no idea how much these two love you and Rachel.. thanks for being a very important part of our family:) This keeps Dad and Mom connected and involved in what they love.. thank you

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