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About the Blog

Tara is a rancher and writer focused on sharing the story of beef and forage production. She has been published in the Canadian Cattlemen’s Magazine, the Beef Cattle Research Council website, and for many years published a biweekly newspaper column. Most blog posts here were previously published in the Oyen Echo and the West Central Crossroads newspapers.

Her family is proud to be a part of the beef industry beef industry and want to share with readers a little bit about beef production, and why Canada is home to some of the highest quality cattle, and safest sustainable beef, in the world! Come along and read about the western way of… the good, the bad and the ugly!

Recent Posts



Off Label

Some things need warning labels. Hopping onto a roller coaster, for example, warrants a cautionary tag, as does applying pesticides, or walking on unstable terrain

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Patio Lanterns

The shift of seasons always brings a lot of feelings to light. On one hand, it’s great to be done with winter. On the other

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Calendar Girl

When I was creating our holiday cards, I came across a slogan on a template that I couldn’t get out of my head: “What a

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