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.