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No doubt about it, cattle farming is one of the best jobs in the world for both Pat AND his friends.

Updated: Aug 27

No doubt about it, being a cattleman is one of the best jobs in the world... the best for his friends too!


Think about it.


Cattlemen get to be outside almost all the time, they are usually their own boss, their hard work is rewarding in so many ways, AND they are able to bless their friends too!


Back in September of 2020, Pat Kirk put his calf-cow farm to work in a unique way for his friends – a bonfire.


After many of the ancient oak trees in his pasture went down from a blight that summer, Pat had a pile, and I mean a pile of trees to get rid of.


So why not make the best of the situation?


Pat pulled out the old Farmall tractor for a hayrack ride, set up a tent for food, and pushed all the stumps and trees together for a party. He even asked a few of his friends, who happened to be nuns from Tanzania, to back fresh hot dog buns and sing some of their traditional songs.


It was a great time!


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Another time Pat was able to use the benefits of his job was around Christmas time.


December 20th, he showed up in the church parking lot with his tractor pulling a hayrack and a smile that stretched ear to ear.


And you should have seen the passengers. They the buzz of excitement on that rack won't soon be forgotten.


Even though the day was frigged, the people climbed the short step ladder onto the rack ready with old red hymnals in hand to sing for shut-ins.


The cold and wind didn’t bother Pat either. Remember, he’s used to hard work.


… and it was not without reward.


After driving around town, singing Christmas carols with all their gusto, the rack full of happy carolers ended up back at church for a good old church potluck – a cattleman’s favorite!


No doubt about it, cattle farming is one of the best jobs in the world for both Pat AND his friends.


If you're interested in knowing more about what goes on at the Pat Kirk Angus farm, check out some of our other blog posts. They're sure to brighten your day and teach you a little more about what we do!

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