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Farm and Ranch Living June/July 2020

Discover the pleasures of rural living with Farm & Ranch Living Magazine! You'll enjoy fascinating month-long family diaries, Old Iron restoration tips, inspiring fiction, wholesome country humor and more when you subscribe today!

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dear friends

Given the nature of print deadlines, I’m writing this in April, and like so many across the globe, I’m hunkered down at home in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19. I hope that by the time this issue lands on your doorstep, we will be on the other side of this pandemic, having learned some valuable lessons along the way. Indeed, times like these remind us what matters most, including health, good food (thank you, farmers, ranchers and grocers!) and family. Family has always been at the heart of Farm & Ranch Living, and no matter what’s going on in the world, we promise to keep sharing the family-oriented stories you love. In this issue, for example, we tip our hats to Father’s Day with a swell of…

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CORRECTION...SORT OF We got a lot of great feedback about the February/March issue of Farm & Ranch Living, including several letters in response to Honey Heigel’s story about her son’s Ford F-150 (“His Blue Heaven,” p. 56). A couple of readers said they thought the truck, which the story says is a 1976, was in fact a ’78. Honey confirmed that Wyatt’s truck is a ’76, as the story says, but that its doors and grill date to 1978. And we have an update: Since the story was published, the family added a 4-inch lift to Wyatt’s truck. Moving on up! WE GET IT FROM GRANDPA My Grandpa Gale called me about two years ago and told me he received Farm & Ranch Living magazine and loved it. He told me it had…

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three’s company

No kid can resist! Hallee, Henslee and Hunter are the three H’s of our 3H Farms, and they never pass up an opportunity to play on the hay bales. KASEY HENDRICK BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY 1. PLANTING SEEDS To sow corn, our family pulls a vintage planter behind a 1948 Farmall H. Someone has to ride on the back of the planter, and when our grandchildren August and Aymie wanted a turn, their mom, Catherine Evenson, walked behind for safety—and snapped this picture. TONI WIEBE PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA 2. TIME TO MAKE THE MOLASSES These are my parents, Darlene and Ralph O’Dell. My dad’s family has produced sorghum for several generations. We use an old-fashioned planter, and later we harvest, strip and run the sorghum through the mill. It has become a family tradition, with kids and…

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the missing milkmaid

One evening, as my older sister rushed to milk the cow before her fiance arrived, I realized I was next in line to be the milker, and Emma would be married in two weeks. Dread took over my 13-year-old life. Milking wasn’t a job you did at your convenience. You did it every morning and evening, seven days a week, before school, church, parties, dates—you name it. No matter how cold it was outside, no matter how hot. Then there was the scent. Emma didn’t always smell good after leaning her head against the cow’s hindquarters, getting switched with a tail that had been who knows where, or even stepping in a fresh cow pie. The barn fragrance was bad enough, but we had no running water for cleanup. In summer, we donned…

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sowing timeless seeds

To some, an abundant summer harvest might be just that. To me, one in particular meant a whole lot more: a bountiful crop of fruits and vegetables and the legacy of my dad’s lifelong devotion to a plot of ground. Harvey Glen started his garden in 1973. That year, he and my mom, Carole Jean, bought their dream home. A plain white three-bedroom rambler, it wasn’t much to look at, but the land it sat on was another story. Nestled between pine trees, it hugged the nearby river. It was a quiet little piece of heaven, and the garden became my father’s refuge. Dad grew all sorts of things—tomatoes, potatoes, pumpkins, rhubarb and raspberries. As for trees, he had pear, peach, apricot, plum and three kinds of apple. He wasn’t interested in taking…

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born to ranch

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO EST. 1946 PRODUCT Beef cattle, grass hay, alfalfa FARM ORGS. 4-H, Farmers Union, Colorado Water Trust, CattleWomen and more Welcome to the Rocking C Bar Ranch near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Heritage and tradition are family themes, starting with my parents, Raymond and Alice Gray. They built this ranch—working side by side, day after day, to pay the bills. I was born and raised here. In 1972, I brought home John “Doc” Daughenbaugh, a Marine veteran who was willing to work with my parents to learn about, improve and sustain the ranch. We married, and Doc and I joined the ranching operation in 1973. From the beginning we worked as a unit with my parents. My mother passed away in 1974, leaving a void for all of us. Doc and I worked off-site to…