When a City Girl Goes Country

By Annette Bridges

As cattle ranchers, we are faced with countless occurrences that are simply out of our control. Who doesn’t wish they could control the weather? We need rain but not too much at one time. We need rain but not when we need to fertilize our pastures.

As much as we try to keep our cows healthy and strong, there will be difficult births, as well as accidents and illnesses. Sadly, we also will have untimely loss of life. We can only do what we can do. It is what it is, and what will be will be. Do I sound like I’m about to sing “Que Sera, Sera?”

We can have the best intentions and do everything in our power, and that, my fellow ranchers, is all we can do. We must resolve to let go of the pointless ruminating and wishing for different outcomes in those gosh-darn-it situations that really are out of our control.

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