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Christmas is the best day of the year.

But, if you ask me, the runner up is: The Day All the Cows and Calves are Out to Pasture.

It should be a state holiday.

We should order fireworks and cake and maybe even a keg (not for me, of course).

This momentous, historic, wonderful day happened for us just last week.

Everyone breathed a big, huge sigh of relief.


The Importance of Pasture & Protein 

Did you know, about 85% of the land in the United States that is used for grazing cattle is unsuitable for growing crops?*

This means that cows are sort of like scavengers. If America’s ranchers (and the cows) were not using this land to produce beef – it would be…well, unused.

Grazing cattle on pasture more than doubles the area that can be used to raise food.

If you are a growing kid, an athlete, or someone interested in maintaining your health – protein is very important.

That’s why The Day All the Cows and Calves are Out to Pasture is the second best day of the whole dang, darn year!


*Information Source: The Beef Check Off



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Hey, I’m Sierra Shea! I am so glad you are here. 

Where do I start with writing to introduce this blog? At the beginning, I suppose: I’ve been writing on various platforms online since 2013. I started blogging shortly after moving to South Dakota.

I am a mother and a maker at heart. I’m so grateful to be married to John and mother of three: Joslyn, J.D. and Jesse.

I am a self-taught decorator and designer. I am a brand new shepherdess and a Spiritual Director.

I love living in South Dakota, even though the winters & the wind can be a near-daily struggle.

Blogging is a grounding force in my life and it helps get me out of my head, unstuck and moving in the directions I always hoped I’d be going!