• Just a few photos to share what we do here on the ranch from day to day, season to season                       throughout the year. Some are favorites of the kids when they were little.                            *Some pictures may be selected to enlarge*

    • Pictures from the Atlas Storm of 2013 in western South Dakota. This blizzard dumped high volumes of very wet heavy snow. They say that many of the hundreds of thousands of cattle that died had drowned from ingesting the wet snow as they tried to find shelter. It's a sight that none of us will ever forget. 

    • Good happened from the Atlas Storm. Here are pictures of Braden and Brylee with friends, Bridget Romey and Ryan Koupal just weeks after the storm hit. These kids took it upon themselves to use Halloween as the night they would bypass all candy in their buckets to ask for monetary donations specifically to put into the Ranchers Relief Fund to aid Atlas Storm victims. Here are pictures of them counting their donations from that night. After all was said and done, they ended up raising just under $800, in one night! They made such an impact with their selflessness that their story made local & national news.

    • Pictures of the Myrtle fire that burned portions of the ranch and came within 2 miles of our home back in the summer of 2012

    • We love 4-H! We try to pack in as much as we can throughout the year. Brad is the President of the Fairboard and Trixie is the President of the county 4-H Parent/Leaders Association. It's the one big thing we do as a family that keeps us connected. There is nothing else we can think of that teaches the kids responsibility, leadership & character.  

    • Our timber management program here on the ranch helps us thin the population to expand grazing and grow a healthier forest

    • It also aids in providing wood, paper and other products after being cut, trimmed and hauled to sawmills for production