My cover photo on Facebook, see this site really is resourceful! Fortunately I was one of the early adapters that jumped on the timeline wagon and the above photo is my first-ever cover shot. Several friends commented on the photo (by the way, thanks!). After all it is me showing my favorite cow, Miley. Anyways, it was my mom's comment that gave me the initial spark for this status announcement.
"Always raised my girls to be strong women. Who knew MSU was doing the same thing."
Now for clarification: I can't think of a more true statement. Both my mom and dad raised us to be strong women. The second sentence translates from girls to heifers and from women to cows. Miley, pictured above was a successful show heifer back in her show career days. I couldn't have ended my junior career on a better note. Miley went on to raise a calf and won the cow/calf show at our Junior National Hereford Expo last July. She's now a strong, independent cow raising calves in the pasture. That's the definition of a strong woman in the bovine world!
To end here's a few things that pushed us ag girls to be strong women:
- You must put others before yourself.
- This translates to you must feed, rinse, brush and blow your heifers before you come in to eat breakfast or dinner.
- Summer is only a few months out of the year, live everyday to the fullest
- This translates to the fact that when I started learning to drive the tractor and rake hay, we didn't have an enclosed cab. However, we need hay for our cows so therefore stuck it out sweltering in the heat and humidity. No need for purchasing tanning bed minutes like those city girls!
- If you want to play with the big boys, you need to work with the big boys.
- On a fun note, this translates to if you want to play hard you must work hard and be willing to get up the next morning to feed your cows!