Many of you know that I’m a beef farmer’s wife. Farming hasn’t always been a part of my life. I’m a city girl gone country. Okay, trying to go country. Before I met my husband, I had no idea that only cows are female and that the group of animals is called cattle! I thought “a cow is a cow”! Oh, no. There are heifers, steers, bulls, and bull calves too. I had no idea what “first cut” and “second cut” referred to. I didn’t even know the difference between a baler and a swather! I had absolutely no idea how hard farming was or what dedication it took to successfully run a farm.
I now live on a working beef farm and can honestly say that there is never a dull moment on the farm!
Naturally, Canadian Beef is an organization that my family aligns ourselves with because they handle marketing and promotion of the Canadian cattle and beef industry worldwide. Canadian Beef strives to maximize demand for Canadian beef and optimize the value of Canadian beef products. In essence, the organization looks out for the 83,000 proud beef ranchers and farmers across Canada. They represent farming families like ours. We’re regular, every day people who work hard to feed others.
Last year, a beautiful relationship came to fruition between Canadian Beef and Life on Manitoulin. It happened rather organically. It started with a tweet, and the rest is history…or more like ‘just the beginning’! I became a regular guest blogger on the Beef Blog, where I wrote about life on the farm and shared favourite beef recipes.
Congrats on being selected!,Nice picture also! So,all cows are female?..lol.I dint know that..I thought they could be male or female..lol..
Aww! Thanks so much! You are too kind 🙂 Yes, I didn’t realize the extent to how difficult and how much work farming was! Wow! Hats off to all the farmers out there!
Thank you so much! 🙂 I love your comments! You are always so supportive! xo
Wendy S says
You have a beautiful family! I’m so glad that you get to use your blog as a voice to bring attention to something so close to you! Amazing how things work out.
I love your family picture 🙂
Awesome post – I can’t wait to learn more about farming from you and seeing what great recipes you come up with!
🙂 Awww! Thanks! Yeah, the beef & broccoli dish is one of our faves! It’s got garlic, ginger, onions, sesame oil, oyster sauce…oh, the yummy goodness!
Ahhh…my fellow foodie!! We need to get together and cook sometime! LOL! Come visit us on the Island with your family 🙂
Thanks so much! 🙂 Vehicle is finally fixed! I’ve been great! Busy, but great! A little tired, but all is good!!! You?
Seems we have a lot in common, except I’m the country girl who moved to the city! But my heart will always be back on the farm and beef is such a big part of that!
The Zoo says
Congratulations on the appointment, they made an excellent choice!
I absolutely LOVE beef and always have (even during my stint as a vegetarian…). My Uncle is a beef farmer as well and people don’t realize all the hard work that goes into what we see on our tables. Kind of like blogging.
Thanks for highlighting all the greatness that is beef!
Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo
~ The Country Mouse ~ says
Congrats, Christine! We eat lots of beef in our family as well, my in laws are Bruce Country beef farmers. Actually, we are getting fresh meat for our freezer next week, so I’ll be back to see what you come up with.
Just Us Girls says
Congrats girly, you are such a great fit to represent for Canada Beef! And oh does that broccoli and beef picture look yummy, even at 8:37 in the morning, lol.
BTW, LOVE your family picture, such a beautiful family!
Tammy @ In R Dream says
Amazing family picture! Congratulations I am so happy for you, you are a perfect FIT!!! I cannot wait to continue to follow your journey!!! Your dished look yummy! I am always looking for new recipes to try! I LOVE TO COOK!
Paula Schuck says
What a great post! I am happy for you. Super family picture! I love that shot! How are you by the way? Is you car fixed yet? I love cooking too, especially with beef. Nothing yummier on a BBQ!!