I feel like a fat kid in a candy store right now. My idol. My hero. Dr. Temple Grandin is coming to speak in Chico tomorrow. AND I GET TO GO. Dr. Grandin is pretty much the reason why I am here, that this blog is here. Her work changed my life, my Ranch, and my point of view about animal agriculture. Because of her, our cattle have a better life and death. Because of her I have a better understanding of what my animals need to thrive. I’ve been looking forward to this day for YEARS!
I first learned about Dr. Grandin in college. Her books touched me deeply, I even started to get a masters in a field where I could work with people living with Autism. I made every member of my family read her books, I gave her books away as Christmas gifts. We re-designed our corrals based on her teachings. I started “opening my barn doors”, like Dr. Grandin advocated farmers and ranchers to do.
I really hope I get to meet her. I would just die. Meeting Dr. Grandin is in the top 10 on my bucket list.
This opportunity means so much to me. I can’t wait to share with the Beef Jar Readers!!!