Too much of a good thing?

Too much of a good thing?

Too much of a good thing? by Nicole Lane Erceg February 14, 2020 The thought ran through my mind several hours into a long drive. The talk had worn thin, songs on the stereo now felt stale and both my husband and I were beyond ready to reach the final destination. No...
Built-in and better

Built-in and better

Built-in and better by Miranda Reiman January 20, 2020 They think of everything these days! Seeing new car advertisements, that thought runs through my mind. With an active family, I can’t count the number of times there’s been an immediate mess—think sandbox remnants...
Betting on beef

Betting on beef

Betting on beef by Nicole Lane Erceg December 20, 2019 What does beef production look like in 2030? It’s a heavy question, one difficult to grasp with the uncertainty, but worth considering. If history is a lesson, we’ve learned a lot in the past 10 years that...
Common ground

Common ground

Common Ground by Miranda Reiman November 2019 It was a memorable steak supper under the stars. Live music played in the background and I thought to myself, “I can’t remember the last time I’ve laughed this much.” Earlier this fall, a few of my colleagues and I were...
Too many irons in the fire

Too many irons in the fire

Too many irons in the fire by Nicole Lane Erceg Imagine turning the handle on the water faucet and nothing comes out. Reaching the scoop into the feedbag only to scrape the bottom and come up empty. Picking up the coffee pot to pour, but no liquid fills your cup. You...
Live and learn

Live and learn

Live and learn by Miranda Reiman I see all kinds. In my travels across the country I visit many ranches that have been in the same family for a century or at least several decades. I always enjoy hearing what prior generations of cattlemen have passed on to the...