At BEEF Daily, we are celebrating the end of summer and the beginning of fall. For many that means state fairs, steaks on the grill, ranch roundup and fall harvest. It means canning tomatoes, jarring pickles and carving pumpkins. It means weaning calves, preg-checking cows and enjoying cool, crisp evenings. It's about bringing out the Carhartt jackets and stocking caps. Most of all, autumn on the ranch is for making family memories. Today is the last day to enter the photography contest, which brings the theme of fall together.
Contest details: Send your best photograph of kids, cattle and the joys of fall to me at [email protected] by today, Tuesday, Sept. 20, to be entered to win. Ten finalists will be selected and announced on Thursday, and readers will be asked to vote for their favorite image.
Here is a video-reading of the book for a preview of what it's all about:
Finally, if you’re in the South Dakota or Minnesota area in the coming week, I’d like to invite you to one of six book signings I have scheduled. Hope to see you there! Here is the complete schedule:
-Higher Grounds Coffee Shop, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Howard, SD
-Public Library, 3:00 – 5 p.m., Madison, SD
-Cover to Cover Book Store, 10 a.m.-noon, Brookings, SD
-Rivercity Eatery, 11:00 am - 1 p.m., Windom, MN (Meet illustrator Michelle Weber)
-The Kids Kloset on Main Street, 3-5 p.m., Mitchell, SD
-American Lutheran Church, Windom, MN 8:30-11 a.m. (Kid’s sermon and book reading with illustrator Michelle Weber)
Finally, let’s take a minute to talk kids and cattle today. What values are you teaching your kids on the ranch? What lessons do you hope they gain from living and working in agriculture? Share with us today!