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Counting Your Blessings

The winter season is the slowdown time at the ranch. Yes, we still have our chores but things are not so hectic and we can stop and “smell the roses” so to speak. In the early months of every New Year, we stop and reflect on the happenings of the past year. Maybe, we are just reflecting because we are working on completing the book work for taxes. All kidding aside, this time of year causes us to count our blessings. Each year always has its struggles but the good times always outweigh the hard times.

Some of our blessings in 2012 were:

  1. As always, living near the best neighbors around who are always willing to lend a helping hand without a moment of hesitation on any project.

  2. Our animals staying healthy and content in extreme drought and heat conditions.

  3. Our ranch being spared from devastating prairie fires.

  4. The land providing 98% of our food needs- we wish we could grow oranges and lemons and sugar cane in South Dakota but haven’t found a successful way yet.

  5. The support and help from our families in ways big and small.

  6. Answered prayers from the good Lord above.

For our readers, What are some of the blessings in your life?

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