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Prairie Ponderings: Adventures in Raising Your Food

Lisa Schmidt

Pages: 256
ISBN: 978-145752-900-9
List Price: 19.95
Category: Nonfiction
Available: August 2014
Edition: Perfectbound

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Life on a ranch can be funny and frustrating, exhilarating and distressing, but it is never, ever boring. Lisa brings you along during each moment of raising cattle and sheep at the historic Graham Ranch on the foothill plains near Montana’s Rocky Mountains. Walk beside Lisa during the intimate moments of bringing a lamb into this world. Feel the elation of teaching a premature calf to nurse and then watching it thrive beside its mother. Ride bareback next to Lisa as she and her husband, Steve Hutton, sort yearlings from cows on the ice, knowing it isn’t if, but when, the horse will slip and fall. Survive winter storms and the perils of raising livestock with coyotes, wolves and grizzlies. Join Lisa and Steve to endure the unintended effects of political policies on the people who feed the world. Most of all, prepare yourself for an adventure.

Lisa Schmidt and her husband, Steve Hutton, raise grass-fed beef and lamb on a century-plus-old Montana ranch that they purchased in 2006. Lisa loves the horses, cattle and sheep that graze the Graham Ranch, loves going to the mountains any and every time of the year, and loves the challenges of ranching.