• 22 Thoughts for 2022

    2021 was another crazy year in the world. I've compiled a list of 22 thoughts for 2022 that have crossed my mind and heart over the past 12 months. They may not be profound or fancy but they're meaningful to me. What would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments! 

    1. Simple is better. The world around us is complex and trying to get our attention each and every day. Simplify, reduce and remove those people and things in your life not serving you or your goals.
  • Putting Dad in His Final Resting Place

    On our visit home to Montana, we took my dads ashes to the cemetery to place them in the columbarium.
    5 years later and it still seems unreal that I can’t call my dad to talk through an issue or have him help me solve a conflict.
  • Meet the Rancher at Neighbor Tim's BBQ

    Join us on Saturday, October 2nd at Neighbor Tim's BBQ from 11 - 1 and Meet the Rancher.
  • Discussing Drought in Idaho with CBS Channel 2 Boise

    Elizabeth Thomas, from Thomas Cattle Company, discusses the drought in Idaho and what we do at Thomas Cattle to adjust to limited water.
  • They Won't be Little Long

    I did not feel like going to the fair last night...
  • Building a New Loop is Better than Never Throwing One

    Every Sunday morning, I sit down and choose a quote to use that represents the last week and the experiences I had.
    "Building a new loop is better than never throwing one" pretty much represents my entire last year.
  • YOU Hold the Key

    The kids have been playing basketball for about three weeks now. Adeline struggled in the game this last weekend and on our drive home it was just Seth, her and me in the truck.

    From the backseat she said “I didn’t do very well tonight. I don’t think I’m very good at basketball.”

  • The Hard Stuff

    On Sunday while we were checking on the heifers at Sierra del Rio. Seth noticed that one had started calving but seemed to be having some trouble. ...
  • Finishing Time and Quitting Time

    One of our vendors recently said “There’s a finishing time and a quitting time.”
    It was in reference to the expectations of employees in today’s marketplace. It got me thinking about ranch life and ranchers in general.
  • 9 Takeaways from 2020

    2020 was a crazy year but one that you could learn many things from if you wanted to. Here's my 9 takeaways from the year 2020.
  • The Next Generation

    The next generation we show the way, not tell the way.
    Actions always speak louder than words. What we say and what we do can be very different.

  • Goodbye, Dot

    The end of the decade and the end of an era at Thomas Cattle Company.  On Tuesday, December 31, 2019, we laid Dot, the oldest ranch dog in our fa...