We run a beef farm. Sometimes I say “small,” but in reality it’s not all that small. Sometimes I say “grass-fed,” in reality we are grass-fed, but shouldn’t all cows be eatin’ the good grass? It’s hard work not so much in sweat, though Brent will tell you otherwise, but starting up a quality, tasty beef farm is hard in that we need to experiment and try different methods to get tasty beef direct to you for a not-so-luxury price. Great beef should be great beef without any song-and-buzzword dance. This is what we do. And sometimes when it’s cold and dark and one cow is messing with your fences you feel an inner sigh. Why are we doing this? We could be working for the man making bankers rich, but instead we farm. I question simple food we purchase curious why I can’t spend a little more effort to produce it on the farm. You watch a documentary like “The Dustbowl” and think, why do I buy anything?! Other than the Interwebs and Electricity. Everything else, we can make happen.
Then you step outside and watch Brent move the cows to a fresh piece of grass, which he does one or two or four times a day. This he does, rain or shine in sickness or in health. Here he sets up the fence.
And the cows, they wait. This is when to review the classic knock-knock
You : Who’s there?
Me: Impatient Cow.
You : Imapatient Co- ME: MOOO!
Though our cows, they are patient. They wait patiently for Brent to call them through.
And GrayCute supervises. He likes to keep the girls in line.
Then they enter their new snack.
And begin to munch immediately because that rye-grass is pretty tasty.
“Muscles” keeps the rodents in check.
Then all is well because the only noise audible on the farm at this moment is the manic munching of a herd of Salers. They munch quicker than any cow. Their munch-per-second has been monitored by serious people with munch-monitors and you can hear it as soon as they hit their new patch. They’re not starving, it’s just how they roll.
Just listen. This is the sound of tasty beef in the making.
We feel great about this beef. It’s tasty. It’s well raised. It’s healthy for you. So we gonna ride this boogie.