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Is Where to Cut Costs the Right Question?

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Is Where to Cut Costs the Right Question?

Enhance Your Grazing Knowledge: This was the title of a grazing conference that I had the opportunity to be a part of on Mar. 16 and 17. This conference was sponsored by the Arkansas Grazing Lands Coalition and due to the demand was held in two locations. Thursday the 16th we were at Arkansas Tech […]

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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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