Like a Fat Kid in a Candy Store

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!!!



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2 Responses to Like a Fat Kid in a Candy Store

  1. Good luck, Meg. Hope you get some face time!

  2. curiousfarmer

    I heard her speak in Madison a few years ago. I too own some of her books and enjoy her influence. She is also practical as well as gifted which I appreciate, being a working farmer.
    That said, she is fairly odd. During her talk I noticed a vet student continuously blowing a bubble then sucking it back in. I didn’t pay any attention to it, but Temple was totally unnerved and had to stop speaking to address this distraction.
    Looking forward to your recap.

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