by Texas Homesteader
Recently we had an opportunity to get smartified by attending a seminar addressing cattle issues. We haven’t been in a ranch environment all our lives but we have been raising cattle for over a decade. We’ve attended many educational seminars over the years and find that we learn something valuable at every one. Each time we come back to the ranch with a new idea to improve our ranch operations.
In scanning the crowd I was struck by the realization that it wasn’t only operators that are brand new to ranching that were in the crowd, but also life-long ranchers. There were very small operations and relatively large ones represented there. All of these operators came to hear the experts speak of fertilizer costs and drought management. Of stocking rates and heifer selection. Seeing those veteran ranchers in the crowd made me realize that no matter where you are in life, you never stop learning.
I guess that’s true of many facets of life, not just work. Whether through higher education, seminars or through a trusted mentor, never stop reaching for personal enrichment.
Great thoughts. We’re just getting started so we have yet to attend any workshops but I was talking with my husband about how important it was that we do so. We plan to start making a list of those in our area so we can make plans to attend when it is possible. Hope you have a great week.
Jenny, I remember how hard it was to find cattle workshops, etc. We started with our extension agent, she gave us some organizations to follow up with. Once we knew what sites to be watching and what newsletters to subscribe to, seminar events are easy to find and schedule now. Thanks for stopping by! ~TxH~
I have just found your blog through your link with frugal days, sustainable ways. I totally agree with you that it is important to be a life long learner. I live on the other side of the globe in the tropical north of Australia. My husband and I are trying hard to watch the leftovers don’t go to waste. We have found that if we put the left overs into two person containers and freeze them straight away we give ourselves meals for when it is too hot to turn the oven on. We pop the container in the microwave and have a meal ASAP.
Awesome to hear from you Jane, thanks for stopping by! Putting serving-sized leftovers in the freezer is a great idea to reduce waste. Plus, it’s your very own “convenience food”. 🙂 ~TxH~