Though we are now weeks away from the Atlas Blizzard that destroyed the livelihoods of many ranchers in Western South Dakota, there is still a need for help. And though help seems far away for many, hope can and does live on.
Ranchers don’t ranch to get rich.
Ranchers ranch because they love raising cattle, raising their families outside the city, because they love watching a heifer have her first calf and we relish that beautiful sound a mama makes to her baby when she calls them.
Which is why the video below me is hauntingly sad – not just from a financial standpoint but from the standpoint of a much bigger picture.
Grab some tissues. You’ll need ’em.
They’re more than “just” cows.