For those of you that follow this blog, I apologize for slacking in keeping up to date with my most recent writings. Things have been a bit crazy in my life over the last few months. Job changes, a new relationship, and now with the holidays upon us have made it hard to keep up! Hopefully things will be getting a little more back to normal soon as I am finally getting used to my new routines.
To get up to speed on what I’ve been writing about lately, check out the links posted below:
OCTOBER – This month’s topics include changing paradigms in ranching, the tragic South Dakota blizzard and relief efforts to help the ranchers affect, along with a short discussion on stockmanship.
- Changing Your Mind Can Be Good and Traumatic, (10.3.2013) – Challenging and sometimes changing our viewpoints is the key to improving our lives and businesses.
- Here Are Places You Can Help Ranchers in South Dakota Bilzzard (10.10.2013) – This time, as usual, rural folks help each other when times get tough.
- I’m Looking for Silver Linings in South Dakota, (10.17.2013) – Nature will always have the upper hand, so how might we overcome that?
- Bovine Relief Now Going to South Dakota Blizzard Area, (10.25.2013) – Project working to match cattle with ranchers who lost stock in South Dakota blizzard.
- I’m Still Energized About Potential from Good Stockmanship, (10.31.2013) – New knowledge like low-stress stockmanship helps us perceive the world anew and also reshape our relationship to it.
NOVEMBER – This month’s topics include my synopsis of a stockmanship clinic I attended in Livingston, MT, tips for creating a happy, profitable ranch working environment, sage grouse and livestock grazing issues on federal lands, and a my personal thoughts on being thankful.
- Low-Stress Stockmanship Course Was a Mind Bender, (11.7.2013) – “Exercise-pairing” of cows and calves one example of teaching stock their side of low-stress behavior.
- Create Happy, Profitable Ranches with This Process, (11.15.2013) – Your ranch isn’t sustainable unless the people there have fun and work together effectively.
- Time Is Now to Save Livestock Grazing and the Sage Grouse, (11.21.2013) – BLM considers no livestock grazing as part of sage grouse management plan on more than 11 million acres in the West.
- Aspiring to a Higher Level of Thankfulness, (11.27.2013) – Asking myself: What am I taking for granted in my life and how can I make life better?
~ Jesse R. Bussard