Well, here I am. Now what?
I suppose I should start by introducing myself and the purpose of this blog. My name is Kathi Manville. I live in Western Nebraska on our family ranch/farm. We raise all-natural beef and farm fresh pastured poultry.
The name of our business is Open A Bar 2 Ranch, LLC and we are located between Torrington, WY and Scottsbluff, NE. My husband, Dan is a 5th generation rancher. One of our goals is to develop an all-natural beef operation using percentage Lowlines. During the summer months we raise pastured poultry. The poultry business started out as a small venture between Dan and Chris and is quickly growing into a profitable venture for us. I will elaborate further on each one of these subjects in later posts to follow.
Dan and I married in 1996 and have four boys: Nick our Airman, who serves our country in the United States Air Force and is currently stationed in Japan; Colton, who has all the brains and is attending South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Chris, who is our athlete and is attending WNCC in Alliance and is pursuing his degree in Powerline Maintenance and Construction; and Skyler, a sophomore at Morrill High School and is both smart and athletic!
I am hoping to make this blog an informative as well as an entertaining blog. I will be posting stories of my life here on the farm as well as tips, recipes, photos and whatever else strikes my fancy that I think you might enjoy as well.
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