Remembering the Four-Legged Heroes Too, this Memorial Day

Traditionally, Memorial Day has always been an opportunity to reflect on those who have served in the military. Obviously we think of and honor the men and women who gave so much for us to have the freedoms we have, but there are others. Have you ever considered the impact that dogs and horses have had on the military throughout history? Staff Sergeant “Reckless” was a war horse in the U.S. military. This mare was purchased by the United States Marine Corps a nd trained to be a packhorse for several divisions. She would carry ammunition and supplies, and was also used to evacuate the wounded. Usually she could learn the route she traveled after only a couple of trips, Read More...

Branding cattle shaped my life and led me to Silver Lining Herbs

You know the experiences in your life that you look back on and you just know they played a major role in shaping who you are? That is how I feel about branding cattle, and with spring being here and brandings right around the corner, I want to share why this experience has shaped my life, and put me on the path to working for Silver Lining Herbs. My branding experiences began at age four in the back seat of my dad’s old pickup. Mom and dad set me up with all the goods to keep me entertained for a while: my favorite stuffed animal, blanket, and enough snacks to compete with the local gas station. We would drive out Read More...