Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Spooktacular good time.

Pumpkins, people and power tools.

Carving, creations and lots of crockpots.

Braving the rain, we headed over to the Murdock's this weekend and carved us some pumpkins. 

And we visited. 
And ate. 
And operated power tools. 

All of the things that are necessary in a fun-having good time.

(The 'S' pumpkin is ours....Lindsay carved the "I heart Beef" pumpkin.)

Happy Halloween!May your day be Spooktacular!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Chuteside on RFDTV.

I remember when we first started paying forTV....

We lived in Corvallis, and got quite a few free local channels.  Plus, we were rarely home to watch TV, so it didn't make a lot of sense for us to pay for TV.

But then Superior Livestock started broadcasting livestock auctions on RFDTV.  And while it was a luxury, it was also an easy way for Clint to stay on top of the markets - so we ponied up, and got satellite TV. 

Let me be clear - the only reason we even considered paying extra for TV was because of the RFD channel.  I was just thankful that the Food Network and Bravo were in the same package. :)

That was the summer of 2007 when Lindsay lived with forward a few years and the circle has come around.

Because this Monday evening, Clint - along Morgan, Justin, Mike & Adam - will be on this week's episode of the American Rancher on RFDTV.

RJ would be too...but sweet little Reagan was making her appearance into the world when they were filming, and that kind of took priority.

Ever since we have lived in Eastern Oregon, Clint has helped Cable Creek Ranch breed their heifers.   Clint and RJ have helped quite a few more ranches with their breeding projects since they bought their breeding box, and this year helped Riverside Ranch breed their heifers at Top Cut feedlot.

Both of these ranches use quite a bit of Genex semen, so when Genex and Superior Livestock formed a partnership this spring, they decided to come out to Oregon with the American Rancher TV crew and film a half hour segment showcasing Genex's Chuteside Service. 

They filmed the episode at the Jacobs family's Riverside Ranch outside of Seneca and at the Warn family's Cable Creek Ranch outside of Pilot Rock. 


Last weekend at the OSU game, Lindsay said -

"Clinton! Your life long dream of being on RFDTV is about to be realized!"

And while "life long dream" might be a bit of a stretch....
I'm very proud of Clint and the rest of the guys featured on the show.

A big congratulations to the crew - and here's to many more successful breeding seasons!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fall at the ranch.

Fall calves, fall leaves and fall grass.

It's been a beautiful fall here.
I'm not sure when it will end, and when the snow and heavy rains will come,
(and we sure hope they come - this country needs moisture)

But for now -

It's been a joy to enjoy the scenery.

Happy Friday friends.
I hope you've been able to enjoy the fall wherever you are.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Beaver Nation!

There's no hiding it...

We are Beaver Believers!


 - Pictures from the 2012 E.R. Jackman Tailgater -
Corvallis, OR

The committee!

Yes Clancy Clan - we showed them what Flam-Bongo was all about!
....minus the actual drinking, lol.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Francis Branding.

(I'm behind....but gaining ground!)

September was kind of a whirlwind at work, and I missed the beginning of the Francis branding because I had 2 work functions to go to, but I was able to make it out there later in the afternoon. 

Didn't you know - friends, ropes, livestock and cold beer is always the best solution to the end of a long, stressful work week?

Terry & Anna moved up their branding this year, and I think it worked out well for them.

Plus, they know what it takes to put on a great branding.

1. You need a good crew.  And they had a GREAT crew!

2. Make it fun for everyone & let the kiddos participate.

3. Have a lot of cold beer. 

4. Thank your crew with a home-cooked meal.

As you can see - there are no pictures the meal.

But trust me - it was wonderful.
And plentiful.
Enough that we got to enjoy it a second time that night for dinner.


Thanks again Terry & Anna and the rest of the crew for making that afternoon in Saturday a fun one.  We appreciate all of you, and all that you do!

For more pictures from the branding, check out Jenny's blog.