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Happy Thanksgiving From My Ranch To Yours!

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Perhaps you’re reading this blog while drinking your morning cup of joe before heading out to do cattle chores. Or, maybe you’re sitting on the couch watching the football game and catching up on your emails during commercials. You could be at a Thanksgiving cattle show. You might possibly be stuck washing dishes after your big holiday meal. Whatever you’re doing or wherever you are, if you are taking the time to read BEEF Daily on Thanksgiving, I just want to tell you that I appreciate you.

I’m thankful for the 40,000 subscribers to the BEEF Daily newsletter, the thousands of people who have commented on my posts over the years, and the many of you who have been reading since my first post in September of 2008.

I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to write about the cattle industry I love and to be able to do it remotely from our cattle ranch.

On this Thanksgiving Day, I want to thank you all for being a part of this blog community. You truly make it great!

Of course, I promised to give away a copy today of Lauren Chase’s book, “Big Sky Boots,” for the best caption to this photo.



With a record number of entries, it was certainly a tough job to sort through all the great captions. We had to pick one winner though. Congratulations to Allen Dinkel with his entry, “Partners.”

Stay tuned for details on an upcoming photo contest with great prizes from Farm Boy!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! Have a great day!

Discuss this Blog Entry 4

Anonymous (not verified)
on Nov 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Bob Gwilt (not verified)
on Nov 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Love your blog and like the new picture of you on the porch.

on Nov 22, 2012

I really appreciate your blog. Very timely subject material and well written.

Anonymous (not verified)
on Nov 24, 2012

I tell people that "I live in Seattle but I breathe in Eastern Oregon." Go there every chance I get. If the Buddhists are right, maybe I'll be a rancher in the next life. Anyway, I stumbled across this place while looking for something else on the internet, and wanted to say "thank you for the food" to the cattlemen and the farmers.

"Beef is what's for dinner" at my house, and I buy mine straight from a rancher in Oregon. I am grateful that he's there, and that the rest of you are there, right here in America the Beautiful.

A word about the election: This was my 10th presidential election, and when it was done I sat down and tallied up all my votes and realized that I had voted for the winner exactly five times. We all get wound up about things, including me, but here we are in a charmed time in the most beautiful place on earth.

So that's all for now, because I've got some hamburger that needs grilling. Thank you, ranchers, for the food and the hard work required to raise it. You're the best. Those who feed me and my family are at the top of the list in this house. All the best.

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