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We Have the Best Village!

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and in the #heartofruralamerica we truly have the BEST village.

Scarlett made her speaking debut as a published author/illustrator at the Sutton Rodeo Inc. Rodeo Rapid City stage yesterday, and we have so many people to thank for this opportunity! 

Special thank you to a fierce woman in ag who I respect and admire so much, Amy Sutton-Muller, for the invitation extended to Scarlett to share her story.

Thank you to Garrison Allen of the Starched podcast, who did an amazing job of interviewing Scarlett. She sure covered a lot of ground in 25 minutes on stage, and he did a great job of keeping our 9-year old on track. 

Thank you to Grandpa Dave & Grandma Peggy for taking her out to Rapid City while I was on the road and Tyler was home calving heifers. 


Thank you to Bob May for being so supportive and giving Scarlett some encouraging words and helpful feedback.

Thank you to Jeff Keyes of Mill Road Cattle who has taken Scarlett under his wing and helped guide her with her steer project. 


Thank you to Ck Sonny Booth & Mary Booth for their $275 purchase of “Scarlett & Lucky” to benefit the SDLA and to Chisum Peterson for highlighting her work in the auction. 


Thank you to Summer Raderschadt for the KELOLAND News feature of Scarlett and Lucky last week.  


And thank you to everyone who came out to listen to Scarlett’s speech and purchased books. She SOLD OUT of her stack at the event; safe to say she’s outgunned me in the sales department. Books have gone coast-to-coast and even Canada. 

Onto the next adventure on the dusty trail! I predict that I’ll be delegated to driver soon, and Scarlett will be doing the heavy lifting. 

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