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I recently saw an ad on Facebook for The Bachelor of a bunch of very well-dressed young ladies feeding dairy calves and shoveling manure out of a cattle barn. It was like a train wreck – painful to watch, but I couldn’t look away!

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Recent news articles and talk shows have discussed the issue of upcoming generations being overwhelmed by difficulty or challenge. One thought behind this is that kids these days have it “too easy.”

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It wasn’t our first choice to calve our heifers in January, but some things can’t be helped. It’s a risk to calve in January, especially in Idaho. But to calve in January in Idaho during a 30-year storm – well, that is downright stupid.

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The wind was blowing, as it usually is through the dusty desert where our cattle seasonally graze. It came in gusts out of the west that day.

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The Christmas season marks the end of the year and is a great time to reflect on our year and to look forward to the next. It's a time to celebrate the birth of our Savior and the new covenant the book of Jeremiah promised. It's also a great time to reflect on the blessings of the past year.

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Marci Whitehurst
Cowboy lingo: Understanding a cowboy’s grunts and gestures

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