We hope you all have a great Christmas 2020 and look forward to a wonderful 2021!
We give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.
We put on a Livestock Marketing (only) school for 24 very interested participants and had a great time in Montana. It was nice to get away and act “normal” for a while!
As many of our readers remember, Richard and I took 2019 off so we could help Mom write “Smile and Mean it, the Bud & Eunice Williams Story.” Well, it’s done and available to buy!
Richard and I are listening to the audio of all the Bud Williams Marketing and Stockmanship Schools we attended and audio taped for stories to include in the Book about Mom and Dad.
I just listened to this gem about sell-buy marketing that Dad explained during the 2012 Bud Summit in Coffeyville, Kansas and wanted to share it—
“Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.”
Be sure and read this great article by Whit Hibbard and Dawn Hnatow in OnPasture.com.
In the process of collecting material for a book about Mom and Dad’s life, I realized the depth and importance of material on the stockmanship.com/subscription website written by Dad about livestock marketing. I had read them all at the time Dad wrote them, but hadn’t re-read them recently. Also, the process of reading through the posts on the website starting with the earliest ones is a little tedious (at best).
In talking with Mom and Richard, we tried to think of the best way to distribute Dad’s writings about marketing. We decided to transcribe the marketing DVD for the introduction to Dad’s marketing techniques and then include almost all of the posts from the subscription website on the topic of marketing in a form that’s much easier to read and digest. You can even make notes on the margins!
We had our largest schools this week in Springfield, probably because this will be our only school this year so we can write the Bud and Eunice Williams book!