Of dreams and going all in

Of dreams and going all in

Of dreams and going all in “I wish I could just move west and buy a ranch.” It’s something I’ve heard my dad mutter for years. He’s been around agriculture all his life, stacking hay as a teen and raising Hereford steers for the freezer as an adult. But Maryland is...
Not one for small talk

Not one for small talk

Not one for small talk Uncomfortable silence. If you don’t like it, you know the kind. Perhaps you’re just getting to know somebody, and you reach a point in the conversation where that silence hangs heavy and it makes you uneasy. I’m a talker by nature and...
Coming home

Coming home

Coming Home “His name is Panic Switch,” says Colton Hamilton with a grin. His father Gavin helps hold the stuffed bull’s head nearly their height. But I didn’t hear the word “panic” clearly. I don’t know what I heard, even after asking a couple more times. Maybe the...
From one over-achiever to another

From one over-achiever to another

From one overachiever to another Picture this: Two sprinkler irrigation pipes standing nearly 30 feet tall made sturdy by a cross brace. A perfectly calculated swing hanging from the center of the brace. A 12-foot platform attached to every kid’s dream jungle gym. Any...
A new “middle meat”

A new “middle meat”

A new “middle meat” My taste buds were watering just looking at the menu.            Beef Belly – Certified Angus Beef navel, white beans three ways & ramp chimichurri            Apricot Carrots – old style lager braised carrots, apricot mead glaze,...
All that really matters

All that really matters

All that really matters He’s not a cattleman, but Kent Black may look familiar to those who are. Maybe you remember the owner of The Original Black’s Barbecue from our recent video “Quality Outside the Middle Meats,” in which he talked about the importance of really...