A problem you conquer and move on. A mystery, like the Trinity, you jump in and experience.
Sunday, May 30, 2021
One thing I love about ranching is that everybody's operation is tailored for their particular needs and situations. No two ranches look alike. Ernie and I were blessed to experience yet another well oiled machine on Don Kinstetter's place north of Moorcroft.
Saturday, May 29, 2021
Dad had been chomping at the bit to get up here and do some ranchin. Which, worked out well for me because I was ready to put a ride on Mollie. So to kill two birds with one stone we grabbed the horses and a few cows and headed for Hulett.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Monday, May 24, 2021
Sunday, May 23, 2021
The day finally arrived, Cattle Company Day. When the dust settled we ended up with 12 Catholic Cows: 2 from Douglas, 2 from the 9 Iron in Worland, 1 from Kuhbachers, 2 from Tweedy's, and 5 from Geis Brothers. With them being brand inspected and transferred into Lungren Brothers, it was time to put on our brand, ear tag them, and haul a few to pasture.
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
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Thursday, May 6, 2021
The first Wednesday of the month took Chief and I up to Hulett to check on the flock and celebrate Mass. We figured while we were up in those parts we'd ride fence on Joe's place.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Sunday, May 2, 2021
John Paul II Catholic School was having their annual Springfest fundraiser. So, with this being the year of St. Joseph, the boys and I decided to chip in by building a picnic table.
Meet the crew: 6:00 Gunnar, Evan, Carter, Fr. Bryce, Hagen, Jackson, Edward, and Treyton
This wasn't our first rodeo, or mine at least. We built several of these tables for Catholic school fundraisers back in seminary. It first began when my good buddy Fr. Jason Wallace, front and center, commissioned me to build a couple for the house. This was probably the greatest turning point in my priestly formation. Suddenly I knew, that the priest God wanted me to be was the man he created me to be. Just be fully you, in other words. And the rest is history.
The one word we focused on during this project was potential. I love potential. It's everywhere. We just have to activate it. This lumber has all kinds of potential. But without the work of human hands, in cooperation with God's grace, it might as well be firewood.
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