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As a veterinarian, I get the pleasure of working with cattlemen from North Dakota down to Nebraska. They come in all types, from the quiet, introspective guy to the story-telling cowboy you can’t hardly get a word in edgewise.

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Last Saturday Craig and I competed in a Ragnar race. In this variation of the Ragnar, our team of four completed the equivalent of a marathon before sunset, with each of us running 3.5 miles in two different legs.

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Aside from needing the USDA to step in and prohibit these chemist producers from calling their newly designed product “meat,” and absent from some drastic change in people’s taste, the threat to beef producers from this new plant-based fake meat should be mostly negligible.

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Harold has been dismantling his feedlot. He built it over 40 years ago and eventually achieved a 30,000- head capacity. You can imagine the accumulation of steel, rubber, railroad ties, nails, car bodies, pipe, chains, wire, horseshoes and baler twine.

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It’s no secret to anyone that grief, death and loss are unavoidable byproducts of life. With every revolution of the blue orb and with each trip we make around the sun, the likelihood of encountering pain, in one or many of its infinite forms, is ever greater.

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After a stretch of a few stressful weeks, my hubby commented that he needed to go tinker in the shop. I understood his need to decompress, but it’s quite a curiosity to me how “tinkering” helps a person unwind.

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