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Jim and Barb’s RV Adventure: Meanwhile, back at the ranch

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Well, really the farm…..which got me to thinking….what’s the difference between a ranch and a farm? When I think of a ranch, I think of a huge spread of land with a predominant livestock operation, while when I think of a farm I think predominantly of croplands and perhaps a dairy operation. Curious, I looked up the terms using Google and confirmed my initial thoughts: a farm is an area of land primarily used to growing crops with a small focus on rearing animals while a ranch is just the opposite. What made me think of this title was one of the activities we took part in this week. Moving some livestock!

We have occasionally seen cattle drives where cattle were being moved from one location to another but we had never taken part in one. The day started with no plans to move cattle at all. There is never a lack of things to do on the farm, in fact there is usually more things to do than there is time in the day. We had plans to work on some equipment and get out and do some field work.

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