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Snap Judgements: All Is Not Always As It Appears…

by Tammy Taylor~

I love Facebook, and I especially love our Facebook Followers.  I get much enjoyment out of social media. From our ~TMH~ Facebook page I get to interact with some mighty fine folks always willing to help.  And on my personal page I get to keep up with my family and our grandbabies and lots of friends.  You know, stories about what they’re doing, the fun they’re having, etc.  But sometimes my social media newsfeed is filled with half-truths being touted as true. It frustrates me to no end!

I’ve been very open about my feeling that everyone has the right to feel the way they do.  Not everyone feels like me, and I’ll probably not have the same opinions as everyone else either.  And that’s OK!  But the thing that bothers me is someone hearing a story purposely tilted by friends or the media and then taking the ball & running with it.  They get busy spreading the rumor themselves feeling there must have been a gross injustice done.

But just because you read about it online (or even hear about it from a friend or family member) doesn’t make it true!

I’d like to share a real-life example with you why snap judgements about a situation might not be as it appears.

All is not always as it appears! Don't make snap judgements & participate in character assassination. Just because someone tells you so doesn't make it true! #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Brand New Baby – Y’all Name The Calf!

by Tammy Taylor~

Well, well, well, April-the-Giraffe’s baby was finally born. Have y’all watched the live video for the past month? I popped in from time to time but didn’t have enough time to watch too much. But now they’re having folks submit suggestions for the baby’s name.  Guess what – this pretty girl was born on that same day too!!

We're excited about a brand new baby calf. Howzabout a little fun? I'll let one of you name her! Just go to our Facebook page & name the calf. #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Mother Earth News: Fenceline Weaning

by Tammy Taylor~

I recently wrote a post for Mother Earth News about the benefits of fence-line weaning.  Any animal caregiver knows there’s more to weaning than simply separating mama & baby.  Fenceline weaning helps reduce the stresses on both mama and baby and helps the transition go smoother, but there are important steps to be taken before weaning ever begins for it to be successful.  Come see how we prepare calves and dams for this transition and reduce their stress at the same time.

There are important steps to be taken before weaning ever begins for it to be successful. See our tips on successful fence-line weaning #TaylorMadeHomestead

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Come With Me For A Day On the Ranch

by Tammy Taylor

 

I’ve been asked before what it’s like to live and work on a NE Texas ranch.  It’s wonderful, it speaks to my heart, and it’s hard work.  When I had a job in the city my working environment was climate controlled – cool in the summer and comfy warm in the winter.  There was no mud or weeds in my city job.  No ticks or snakes.  And I didn’t have to report to work until 8:00 a.m., and any time after 5:00 p.m. was my own to do as I wished.  Oh, and weekends.  And HOLIDAYS!  All of that has changed… for the better!  Yes now I may be up before dawn to move some cows or out after dark mowing pastures by tractor headlight but DANG I love my life here!  Why don’t you come along and see what a typical day on the ranch is like?

Did you ever wonder what it's like to live & work on a NE Texas ranch? Come with me to see what a typical day looks like - we love it! #TaylorMadeRanch

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Exciting News – I’m Writing for Mother Earth News!

by Tammy Taylor

 

If you follow our Facebook Page you’ve probably already heard the news – but I’ve been accepted as a contributing writer for one of my absolute favorite publications: Mother Earth News!  I’m so very excited about this opportunity and article topic ideas are buzzing in my head already.  I’ll still be keeping up with my own blog here at Taylor-Made Ranch Homestead of course, but I’ll be submitting articles to the Mother Earth News several times per month as well.  Would you like to see my very first Mother Earth News article?  It’s titled: A Texas Rancher Shares Homestead Inspiration.  Check it out!

Texas Rancher Shares Homestead Inspiration #TaylorMadeRanch

 

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