My grandfather, Henry Richard, journaled constantly and going back to read what was going on in his life and on the farm is so special for me. A small twist: he never wrote in a journal -- only in margins of books he was reading. So nothing is in order and you never know what you're going to get.
A RANCHER'S JOURNAL | ENTRY #2
Date: December 25, 1993
Life is but a long trail ride – leave good memories at every camp – and respect your loved ones by your side – If you leave no good memories when the long trail ride ends, nobody will know you have ridden, not even your friends. - Teter
FROM THE BOOK
Don't Squat With Yer Spurs On! A Cowboy's Guide To Life by Texas Bix Bender
The HR Homestead was named for my grandfather, Henry Richard, who introduced me to the wonderful world of farming. Each day he would sit in his "easy chair", pick up whatever book was sitting on the side table, and write a journal entry in the margins.
Enjoy his nuggets of wisdom and get to know the man I admire and try to emulate on our homestead. 🖤
Read more journal entries in the Excerpts from HR blog section.
PIN IT FOR LATER!
Do you keep a farm journal? Tell me in the comments!