Yesterday afternoon was busy spent outside trying to make last minute preparations to winterize our operation before the big blizzard hits today and tomorrow. That meant moving the cows to the home place where they are close to shelter, water and feed, thawing out our tire tanks, fixing fence and feeding hay, all in anticipation for this rumored snowstorm that weather reports are claiming will rival the blizzard of 1997. You can read all about that blizzard in an old blog post of mine titled, "Winter Wonderland." Now, I know what you are all waiting for...the announcement of the grand prize winners for the 2009 BEEF Daily Cowboy Christmas Photography Contest. Our two winners will receive a copy of Cowboy Wisdom by David Stevenson. Well, you voted, I counted and the winners are...
Congratulations to our Grand Champion photograph, "Winter Chores," entered by Lennie Phillips.
Our Reserve Grand Champion photograph, "Winter Feeding," was entered by Laura Nelson.
What a great way to celebrate the rich history of the American cowboy and the spirit of Christmas! Congratulations, Lennie and Laura! Thanks to all who entered and a special thanks to the 116 of you who voted in this contest! Wow!
BEEF Daily Quick Fact: Looking for a way to give back this Christmas season? Consider donating to the All-American Beef Battalion, a group of beef producers dedicated to giving a free steak supper to every single soldier.