“Her ranch is a respite from mega agriculture”
What a week. Channel 7 news was here Tuesday morning, and Keith Uhlig’s article was released online Wednesday. Keith was out at my ranch last February to interview me about my newly released book. I contacted him specifically, after his name kept surfacing in my mind over a period of several days. I had never met or conversed with him prior to February, and I’m not an avid news reader, nor do I use social media, but his name surfaced nonetheless. This might sound odd, but this is how I operate–off my intuition. I felt internally guided to reach out to him, so that he might help me get my message out in a bigger way.
I remember we had a great conversation, but the details of what we talked about are foggy in my mind. So when I heard his story was released online, I was eager and quite nervous to read it. I hardly got halfway through the article, I was crying so hard. My tears were of pure gratitude and awe. Keith conveyed my story so incredibly perfect. His words were dead-on. Honestly, I was worried that I might be conveyed as something I’m not. But that’s not what happened. My truths were put forth in this article so well… I’m not focusing on what’s wrong in agriculture. I’m not a CAFO-basher. I’m not an animal rights activist. I’m focusing on promoting my style of raising animals, so that I might help more people begin to raise their own animals for food, and positively impact the world (and themselves) in the process.
His article has spread throughout the state, and it’s been released in print in several different newspapers to date. You can read the online version here:
I have so much gratitude to Keith, and all the folks at Channel 7 (Stacia, Kassandra, Sean), for helping me to get my positive message out this month. This month is significant to me. Very significant. This month is a time of showing up and letting my truth out. My calendar on my refrigerator even portrays what I am dealing with this month:
I’m summoning up all the courage I can muster, in order to stay true to what’s in my heart, so that I might fulfill what I came here to do. In the past 32 years, I haven’t had to deal much with people openly bashing me on the internet. Now that I’m putting myself out there, I am receiving some negative feedback. But I realize it’s all part of the process. My dad was a plant manager for much of his adult life, and has told me that “if everyone likes you, then you’re not doing your job.” He’s so right. Not everyone is going to agree with me, and that’s fine. Because there’s room for everyone on this Earth, and everyone’s on their own path. I’m here to help the ones who are aligned with my beliefs.
Earth Day is tomorrow, April 22. I quit my professional career one year ago, on Earth Day. Earth Day is the day I stopped focusing on all the bad stuff surrounding agriculture, and began focusing on my uniquely positive approach to benefiting the Earth. I unite with Mother Nature on a daily basis, in all that I do. I have a new appreciation of life and my purpose within this life. I have so much love and appreciation for this Earth and all of nature. My mission is very simple: I aim to inspire others to begin raising animals with love and according to nature.