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Back to School: I'm Not Ready!

Back to School: I'm Not Ready!

I know I am totally old school, but I still haven’t wrapped my head around the kids returning to school before Labor Day!!  (And this marks our 7th year of kids in school, so apparently I don’t accept change very quickly!!)  That being said, I hope the rest of you have accepted that school starts in August and are enjoying the new school year.  For me, when the kids head off to school, I plan, plan, plan, because every year, I have it in my head that I am going to have SO MUCH TIME to accomplish so many tasks...

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Father's Day

Father's Day

Father’s day is fast approaching and I just wanted to share some thoughts.  As many of you know (or at least you should know) we are a family company.   Which means everybody participates, right down to the kids.  We have three awesome, intelligent, good looking, charming, and above-average children. As a business owner I have to wear a lot of different hats.  Of all the job titles I hold (Cowboy, entrepreneur, meat salesman, truck driver, janitor, customer service agent, and rancher) Dad is the job I am most challenged by, and the most proud of.   It is the job that...

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A Few Thoughts About "The Food System"

A Few Thoughts About "The Food System"

If you review some of the slogans and names of our major grocers you can learn a LOT about what we value in the food system in America. Wal Mart - Save Money.  Live Better. Winco – Your low price leader. Stater Bros. – Where you always get more… For less! Food 4 Less… Well, I guess that name tells you all you need to know, doesn’t it? We value a bargain.  And why not?  Everybody LOVES to save money and I am no exception.  I have even been accused of being, you guessed it CHEAP. If you stop to...

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Greenwashing.  The new black.

Greenwashing. The new black.

Have an “All Natural Burger” Recently a major fast food chain launched its own version of “The All Natural Burger”.  It boasts no hormones, free range and grass fed.  Last year another nationwide chain (that markets itself extensively as a healthy and green option to fast food) announced something similar.  I usually like to let this kind of thing slide, but I just can’t keep quiet on this one.  I suppose this can be seen as a victory for grass fed beef, it is popular enough now to be seen as almost mainstream.  Then again it can be seen as...

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