Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Consistency.

So my friend Kaydee and I visited a month or so ago about a blog post I'd written about showing livestock, and during that same interview she asked me a few questions about blogging that she said she'd run in a future clip.

Well, that clip came out yesterday and you want to know what the main theme of the radio clip is? 
 
Consistency in blogging, and having an authentic voice.
 
Considering this was a week that I hadn't planned on blogging a lot - just due to lots of other things going on and not taking a lot of pictures this weekend - I thought it was kind of funny that this would be the week that that interview would run.

So in the name of consistency (it IS important, after all - lol) I thought that today I'd share a few random things with you.
 
....All in the name of consistency.  ;)
 
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1. Elections.
 
So.
 
I don't want to get all political here on the blog.  But I'm both disappointed and glad after yesterday's election.  First of all, I'm glad that they are now officially projecting that Measure 92 failed.  (In Oregon, we vote by mail in ballot and not at a poll so results sometimes take a bit to compile.)  But I was also disappointed that  Measure 90 failed and that Measure 91 passed.
 
That aside - I thought that the fact that as of the writing of this post, 92% of the ballots have been counted and Measure 92 failed by a margin of 51% to 49% was important to note.
 
Why?
 
Because it's a good reminder that every vote counts.
 
Here in Eastern Oregon, we're a small minority when it comes to the Oregon voting population.  The vast majority of Oregon's population lives in Portland, Salem, Eugene, Medford and Bend - all cities on the West side of the state.  Quite often - their liberal view points overwhelm any chance that rural, conservative Oregonians may have during an election.  So much so that many people in Eastern choose not to vote anymore because they don't think their vote counts.

But it does.
 
And I'm glad I cast mine yesterday. 
 
 
2. The new office.
 
We are starting to get pretty well unpacked and settled into our new office.  Every day, a few more boxes get unpacked and things are starting to be hung on the walls.  It really is a nice building and space, and I'm thankful that we get to {live} there from 7:00 am - 4:30 pm. 
 
 
This picture was taken as I left work tonight - actually, I was in my car, no one was behind me and I kind of pulled over and took it out the window - but I thought I'd show you the outside of the building.
 
Even though it was a lot of effort to get to our new {home} at 1 SW Nye Ave, I think it's going to be well worth it.  :)
 
 
3. Some exciting news.
 
In 2008, Clint and Wade sold a pick of their Charolais cows in the Charolais sale at Denver and it was purchased by the Stewart Family at Mid Continent Farms in Kansas. 
 
They ended up choosing a heifer we called "305" - officially named SS Miss Rain 305.
 
And well....
 
 
She ended up having a bull calf that won Champion Bull at the American Royal this week in Kansas City.
 
2311 MCF Bohannon 305A is a purebred Charolais bull born May 2, 2013 out of  SCC Time Bandit and 305.  He's owned by Ridder Farms, C&H Farms, Dismukes Ranch and Mid Continent Farms.
 
We are super thrilled for the crew at MCF, and proud of the small piece SS Charolais had in that success. 
 
For those of you who are familiar with our cows - 305 was a daughter to Scratch, a full sibling to the cow 405 who is still in production, and a half sibling to Skunk. 
 
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So there are three things going on right now, here in our world.  
 
Oh - and one more thing!
 
 
The Hermiston FFA Alumni Auction is this weekend, Saturday Nov. 8 at Hermiston High School and I'll be spending the next few days getting ready for it.  We have over $20,000 in items donated so far and there's going to be a fabulous tri-tip dinner BBQ'ed by Spoo.  If you're local, it'd be great to see you there to support Hermiston FFA members and the future of agriculture.
 
Have a great rest of the week!

5 comments:

  1. Darcy, I love that clip! I've always loved reading your blog, your voice is consistent, but also easy to relate to, which I think is also very important, especially if your readers don't know you personally :)

    Congrats on your part in the AR win. I graduated in agcomm with one of the Stewart girls. Small world!

    Have an extra piece of my dad's cooking for me! I sure do miss it, and the people who are usually around to share it.

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    1. That is a small world. :) Thanks for the nice comment, and I WILL enjoy your dad's cooking (always do - he's a master at the BBQ). Have a great weekend!

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  2. You Rock, Darcy! Always enjoying reading about your life and times :) Thanks for being willing to be interviewed! I appreciate all you do for Ag!

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    1. Thanks KayDee - I appreciate you taking the time to visit with me. :)

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  3. Miss Darcy,

    I think you do a good job on your blog. I went to the interview link and agree that you are true to yourself and what is important to you.

    I'm glad the campaign ads are over! Like Oregon the majority of the population in South Dakota is east river. We have a few representatives that are loud and proud in Pierre. What looks good on paper and might work in Sioux Falls or Washington DC usually doesn't work in our corner of the State.

    Glad you are getting settled in at the new office. I have been wondering how you were getting along.

    Love your exciting news. Congratulations on a quality breeding program and good cattle working for good people.

    Good Luck with the FFA Auction! I'm sure the Chapter appreciates all your wonderful help.

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