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Marci Whitehurst

Marci Whitehurst ranches with her husband and three kids in southwest Montana. Her Across the Fence blogs offer a unique viewpoint about life, livestock, cowgirl lingo and family bonds strengthened on the ranch.

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Ranchers are never bored, but some weeks are fuller than others. This was one. About the time we thought we were caught up, nope – a tractor needed tinkering, my painting project took longer than I anticipated, etc.

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When we got married, I was given a dinner bell that was a metal triangle with a metal “wand.” This wand is magic. If you use it to clang the metal triangle, people come running.

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I’m a fan of ridiculous. I like spoofs or a good play on words. I remember when I was a kid, Spaceballs came out. It isn’t my favorite movie, but it had some goofy references that poked fun at Star Wars.

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When we trail cows, we occasionally have to cross the highway. The ranch is pretty contiguous, but the highway splits the ranch. There is a decent place to cross, but we have to flag the highway. We put out signs to let people know ahead of time they may need to stop.

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New Year’s.

A time to be excited about what we are looking forward to in the new year and reflect on the year that is passing. Our entire world has seen much change and uniqueness in the last year. Personally, we also saw change with a move. We are thankful for this opportunity.

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As I look out my window this year, fresh snow weighs down green bushes. It’s an interesting paradox: snow weighing down plants that still look alive but are dormant.

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