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 there... I'm Sierra!

I love to blog, plan, organize, decorate, teach, research & be creative. I’m a farm wife & mama of three kiddos: almost 6, 4 and almost 2. We love to live and work in rural South Dakota. A few years ago we remodeled a house & we call our home The Peacock Ranch.

I am earning a Spiritual Direction Certificate from Sioux Falls Seminary & I put my masters in English/Mass Communications on hold at South Dakota State University so I can focus on being a mama in a pandemic! In the meantime, I’m enjoying reading more & writing here on the blog.