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  • 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.
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    "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.”
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    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.
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    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...
  • The Important Work

    I was abruptly reminded of this lately. And for good reason.

    I’m pretty sure that the world expects us to do it all, do it all well, have everything perfectly organized and squared away. And we get in that hustle and bustle...to school, to work, to meetings, pickups, sports, ranch work, day job work...and sometimes those relationships closest to home suffer the most.

  • Garth Brooks: A concert and master class in leadership

    On July 20, 2019, we went to Garth Brooks on the blue turf at Albertson’s Stadium on the Boise State campus.  While I fully intended to hear an am...