That time of year…

Fall on the farm!

Well folks, its that time of year again.  The time of red, and yellow, and orange leaves, deer and turkey season, hoodies, bonfires, Halloween and the PBR world finals! That’s right! It’s officially fall… my absolute favorite time of year.  Granted this year the weather has been a little chillier than I like BUT thats alright.  No major complaints.   This is the perfect weather for backroading! Grab a jacket, grab a warm drink, grab a camera, fill up the ol’ truck and hit the dirtiest, roughest, most remote gravel road you can find and just let all your troubles fall under the tires and enjoy the beautiful colors of fall.  Don’t forget to snap a few photos while your at it! Sometimes the simplest subjects make the best shots!!

Backroading not your style? Well then don’t forget to turn on your TV’s to CBS Sports Network and check out all the festivities going on in Las Vegas this upcoming weekend! Starting on Wednesday October 23, the men of the professional bull riding go head-to-head with the top bulls in the world to try and capture that elusive World Title.  Who will it be? The 25-year-old  2-time world champion from Brazil? Or will it be the 26 year old North Carolina boy who is back with a vengeance this year? Its a tight race with only a few hundred points between Silvano Alves and JB Mauney.  This week, the bulls take over sin city!

Not a bull riding fan? There’s fall fun for you too! Almost every community has a fall festival  of some sort and it’s a great way to get involved and educated about your local agriculture sector as well as support creatives from your community.  Check out your city calendar or even better, go check out some of the surrounding communities!

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My favorite backroad…

 It’s been a while since I’ve hit a backroad, so this weekend, I decided it was time to take a short trip on my favorite backroad.  It’s not paved; it’s not even a gravel road or a “dirt” road.  Its the old logging road that leads to our back 40.  It’s the most peaceful place on earth for me.  While I was relaxing and enjoying the sights at my favorite place on earth, i was visited by some of my very favorite cows 🙂  Being a photographer, I rarely go anywhere without my camera and LUCKILY this was no exception.  I got some awesome shots of my girls.  For those who don’t know, I have a very unique herd of cows.  It is by no means a large herd but it’s unique in the fact that not very many people can claim a herd quite like this.  I mean, how many Missouri girls can claim a group of cows sired by PBR World Final bulls?? Not many! They are my pride and joy.  They represent everything I’ve worked for and worked towards.  Before my ladies, it was just a passing thought “oh, i would love to have some bucking stock one day”.  Well now i do and how fitting my two favorite hobbies collided just before the stress of midterms struck!  Here is just a glimpse into the beginnings of my very own bucking stock operation taken from my favorite spot on my favorite backroad!

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