Dirt Road Charm

Motherhood, Agriculture, and everything in between

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Buy American made!!!!

As I was watching the news tonight they brought up a very interesting fact.....if everyone spent $64 on products made in the USA it would create 200,000 jobs! I try as often as possible to purchase American made products. It can get difficult at times but every little item counts. There are many websites that list American made products to help you with your Christmas list this year, for example www.americansworking.com lists the item such as boots and then gives you a list of companies that produce the item in America!!

Just to share with you my favorite American made product it would have to be my Anderson Bean Boots! All Anderson Bean Boots are handcrafted in Texas and they are by far the most comfortable and durable boot I've ever owned!! So for all you cowboy boots lovers like myself try a pair of Anderson Beans and you will never own a different brand......guaranteed!!!

Go out and buy American!!!!!!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Naile, Thanksgiving, and everything in between!

Alright so here is a quick wrap up of the last couple of weeks.....

NAILE was a huge success and a ton of fun!  ABS had some great success in the ring with some of our bulls offspring making it to the top.  Just to name a few for all of you Angus breeders these are a couple bulls you will want to keep your eye on or maybe add to your breeding program: Brilliance and Brave!!!

In addition to the great shows the shopping at the country store was amazing as well!  The best part of all I would have to say was the Hot Beef Sundae!!!

I know your mouth is salivating as you look at this!!

Another highlight of the last couple weeks would have to be that my trunk show boots finally arrived!!!  This is one of the coolest opportunities of any boot lover out there.  The Mule Barn down in Madisonville Texas has a trunk show every year and it allows you to create your very own boot!  Anderson Bean and Rios of Mercedes bring in all of their leather options and you literally pick your sole, foot leather, and color leather for shaft.  You can also put any inlay or design on them that you wish.  These are my latest creation.....

They are caimen horn back alligator boot with green leather and S inlay for State!!!  Go Spartans!!!  Pretty amazing huh?!!

Last but not least Thanksgiving was great.  Busy as usual but great to see all the family and eat the delicious foods that everyone made!  Now it is time to prepare for Christmas!

Have a great week!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

It's that time of year again.....NAILE!

Hello again! So it has definitely been a while since my last blog and I apologize for that. Life in general has been crazy busy and it's time to get back to the grind! For all of you livestock enthusiasts you probably already know that NAILE is well underway! For those of you that don't know NAILE is the North American International Livestock Exposition. It is where people are able to come show off their hard work and compete for the purple ribbon!!!!

The dairy division just completed and the supreme champion went to a jersey cow! Beef cattle start the 12 and go through the 18. It is very educational and exciting to see what bulls are leading the ring. There is also a huge country store where the shopping is superb! If you are in need of cowboy boots this is the place to go! They have excellent sales and and tons of options! Not only are their boots but there is everything from clothes, jewelry, boots, home decor, trailers, gates, all you show supplies, etc. There is also a trade show where your feed, Bull stud, pharmaceutical companies have booths set up so you can get information and ask questions. Obviously there are more companies than just those 3 but you get the idea.

For more information and to take look at the show schedule visit their webpage . They also have a live stream video of the show ring so you arable to see the action right from your home if you're notable to make it. So check it out and enjoy! I will be heading down there next Wednesday so be expecting pictures and a full report!