I hope you all had a safe and festive weekend celebrating the new year. I have big news to announce in this first blog post of 2010: I'm getting married! The lucky guy's name is Tyler Radke, and he proposed over the weekend. We are planning an Oct. 2010 wedding. It seems that I often write on this blog about the ins and outs of my family and our cattle operation, so I figured I better introduce the newest addition to our clan.
Tyler and I met while participating on the 2008 SDSU Meats Judging Team, and we also worked together at the university's meat lab. Tyler is a Minnesota farm boy, whose family also raises beef cattle. We graduated together last May, and he currently works at the JBS plant in Worthington, MN as a supervisor. As we plan for our wedding in the upcoming months, we will also have big decisions to make about our future, our families and our cattle. I hope you'll stick around for the ride as my life twists and turns and my blog byline changes to Amanda Radke.
Of course, I wouldn't leave you without a few good cattle-related items to check out during your morning coffee break today, so here are a few of my favorite places to visit during the work week:
Kid's Cattle Blog, a mom and farm wife shares her story of bovines, family and farm life.
The Pioneer Woman, blogger Ree Drummond details her life on the ranch, manure, calf nuts and all.
YPC Cattle Call, NCBA's young producers opine on life in the beef cattle business.
BEEF Daily Quick Fact: Did you know? Beef contains conjugated linoleic acid which protects against cancer.