Winter weather is in the forecast for this week, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I got an early start on Christmas decorating over the weekend and hung up our outdoor holiday lights while the sun was shining. Typically, we wait until after Thanksgiving, but there’s something about hanging up lights in a snow storm that doesn’t really appeal to me.
Ready or not, we are just six weeks away from Christmas, and maybe it’s because I have a 17-month old daughter Scarlett to spoil, but I’m pretty excited to celebrate the holidays with my little family.
As I begin Christmas shopping for my little one, there’s one thing that Scarlett is for sure going to have waiting for her under the tree, and that’s accurate agriculture books. Some of her favorites are written by Rianna and Sheridan Chaney, and I have my eye on their seventh, newly released book, “It’s All About That Beef.”
According to the press release, “The book begins with Rianna and Sheridan helping their dad on the ranch as they tell their story from ‘pasture to plate.’ This book features an early spring pasture burn as a grass management tool; introduces young readers to shelter belts and the importance of natural and manmade windbreaks for livestock; a cow/calf operation; a backgrounder (stocker feeder); a visit to Adams Land & Cattle Feed Yard; a tour of Cargill Beef Processing and Fabrication Facility to see how beef is processed; a look at how the twins use beef by-products every day; and finally a stop in HyVee Grocery Store. The book wraps up with the beef community giving back and Rianna and Sheridan doing what they love best — helping others. The girls had the unique opportunity to help the All American Beef Battalion (AABB) feed steaks to 150 wounded warriors at an event in Colorado.”
The Chaney girls were so inspired by the steak feed with the AABB that they are donating a portion of their sales to the organization. If you haven’t heard of AABB, the organization supports U.S. military and their families, and has grilled more than 300,000 steaks at feeds in 23 states since it began in 2007. The organization is the brainchild of BEEF Trailblazer and Kansas cattleman Bill Broadie.
Books are $12 each plus tax and shipping. The seven-book bundle is discounted to $72 (that is getting one book for free). To place an order or for more information visit www.rebeccalongchaney.com or call 308-785-8064. For box order discounts, email Rebecca Chaney at [email protected]
The opinions of Amanda Radke are not necessarily those of beefmagazine.com or Penton Agriculture.
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