Posted by: Jesse Williams
It's been almost 4.5 years since I married my best friend- and rancher- Clay. While I had strong agricultural influences growing up, our ranch was quite small and our focus was 4-H projects, rather than large scale cow/calf production. So when I married this true blue, rodeo cowboy fresh off his purebred Gelbvieh operation, my eyes were somewhat opened (and continue to be, every day!). Feeling rather reminiscent last night, I came up with 25 surprising things that I have learned to adjust to since our wedding day on August 20, 2011...
I could literally go on forever with this list, as my wonderful husband has opened up my eyes and heart to a new way of living that I would never give up. I joke about the 'sacrifices' I have to make, but if I am being completely honest, I am happy and proud to do so. Most of the time, the party I missed wasn't nearly as satisfying and enjoyable as an evening on the back of my horse chasing a stubborn bull with foot rot into the corrals. And the sleep I'm lacking? I'd trade a cozy bed for a healthy calf and a happy cow after a difficult birth, any day.
I am sure other ranch wives can come up with some great additions to the list. Feel free to share them so we can all have a laugh. Because let’s face it, some days we need it!
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