I am a mom and beef cattle rancher in British Columbia who is preparing to homeschool 2 boys. My passion in life is family and all aspects of agriculture. Cattle ranching is not only a business, but also a lifestyle and I thoroughly enjoy sharing my lifestyle with others.
I have lived on my family’s cattle ranch for my entire life, with the exception of living in town and coming up to the ranch every day until I was 3. My grandparents purchased the main ranch 49 years ago as it was their dream to cattle ranch. We currently run a purebred Horned Hereford herd and a commercial Hereford X herd. We sell bulls, calves, bred heifers and a few cows each year privately and through B.C. Livestock Producers Co-op. We also market grass-fed beef, grain-fed beef and grass-fed lamb locally. My parents and I are currently working full-time on the ranch. My husband works off the ranch, but helps us out during the evenings and on weekends.
I was actively involved in the 4-H program and the Canadian Junior Hereford Association program as a child. I am excited for my children to be involved in youth agricultural programs. My husband and I plan to homeschool our children and currently my oldest son is working on the Preschool/Kindergarten curriculum from Winter Promise , I’m Ready to Learn.
My hope is that this blog gives you some insight into our life on Ogilvie Stock Ranch as well as my life as a homeschooling mom. I would love to hear from you about your experiences in agriculture, raising children and homeschooling.