Big Girls Become Working Girls

Big Girls Become Working Girls

You won't believe what I just did!!! I mean pinch me, is this real life? 

I just FED THE COWS WITH THE BIG GIRLS!!!! (and didn't even have to hurry back inside to log into my "real job" - this retirement thing is amazing!)

Let me back up for a minute - when I was a little girl my Grandpa had "big horses" some call them work horses or draft horses...I just call them big horses. I've always been in awe of the big horses.

As Grandpa aged, so did his big horses. When I was probably about 9 years old all the big horses had officially moved onto "greener pastures where they could forever run free".

It wasn't until 2 years ago that big horses came back to the ranch, when I got my own team, completely inspired by my Grandpa. I could feel him nudging me along from Heaven.

I named my big horses Babe and Bell, after my Grandpa's all-time favorite team that he ever had, and I lovingly call them my Big Girls. 

The Big Girls and I have been on a 2 year road of learning and growing together. I had to recruit my Amish friends to help me do some training on them last summer - after all, I'm a total newbie in the draft horse world and you can imagine the importance of proper training with such big and powerful horses. 

One of my big dreams in having the Big Girls is to be able to do our every day ranch work with them. I want to spread manure on the fields with them (our natural, chemical free fertilizer), rake hay, mow hay, haul hay, and feed cows. 

So, this marks the first of my big dreams with my Big Girls. The Big Girls have officially become Working Girls and I couldn't be more proud of how well they are doing! 

My Mom, Dad, and DJ are always rooting for me and supporting me in my Big Girl endeavors, and I think this little moment felt surreal for all of us. 

A dream from my childhood that I've spent the last 2 years bringing to life. And this moment has been so worth the wait! 

If you have a dream you've been holding onto, I hope this helps encourage you to dive into it.

If I can do it, so can you. You can do anything you set your mind to. 

Your Rancher,
Anna from Montana

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Dad, DJ, and I making sure the bale feeder was ready to rumble - we tried it out with the truck before we hooked the Big Girls to it. 


Feeling the excitement as I drive the Big Girls out to hook them up to the bale feeder for the first time! 

All hooked up and heading out to the feed grounds.

Dad helping me to get the twines cut off the bale and lower the bale down to start feeding it out.

Happy cows! My Grandpa used to feed with a team of horses, and he always said "they'll always start, even on the cold days" - meaning when you have a good team of horses to feed the cows with, you don't have to worry about your tractor not starting on a cold day. 

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