• 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...
  • 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 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...
  • A decade!

    On June 13th, 2009, Seth and I said our wedding vows and committed to each other for life.  We’re not quite sure what Seth’s vows were exactly, as...
  • Good Things Take Time

    So many times ranching is a metaphor for life. Good things take time, and precision, and focus, otherwise if they’re done fast and cheap and witho...
  • Taking chances

    Take a chance, fall down, get back up.Take a chance, fall down, get back up.Take a chance, fall down, get back up..The most important part being t...
  • Life Beyond the Snap Ware Wall

    Lizards are caught around here all the time. The boys carry them around and put them in the container (ahem, my kitchen snap ware) and then take t...