Hey y’all, Merry Christmas and Happy New Years from C3 Cattle Co. The Cantrell family is rejoicing in the chance to catch up on lost time from me being away in college, spend time with loved ones only in town for the holiday season and I think mom and dad are rejoicing that I’m here to help with chores… I am not sharing the same excitement! So far this week we’ve had calves born, 80 degree weather, lots of home cooked meals and of course Christmas. This years Christmas was one unlike any other, not in a bad way – just a new way. With Parker, bubba, now playing the role of husband that meant I woke up alone on the morning of the 25th with no one to share laughter of awkwardly opening presents you already knew were under the tree and share the normalcy of traditions with. Treasured traditions like watching the polar express, waking up to biscuits & gravy and sausage balls on Christmas day, and of course the tradition of feeding calves after opening presents. Though this transition has its downfalls, this meant I slept in until 8:00am (does this mean I’m maturing), had breakfast and coffee with ma&pa, shared quality time with my grandparents and did my quiet time before even being reminded I could open some gifts. Having the chance to celebrate Christmas in this way has truly reminded me the reason for the season, Jesus. It sounds silly since we hear this saying so consistently in the holiday season but it’s true! We serve a good God, the creator of the universe, and Jesus’ birth is truly something to proclaim. Going into the new year I plan to keep pursuing this relationship with The Lord with the same intense fire I currently posses while growing and maturing through each day that passes. 2022 will be a year with new calves, education from those around me (plus OSU which my parents still pay for LOL), intense travel, necessary spiritual growth and a whole lot of love.
I am soaking in the goodness of Christmas time and the coming of 2022, I hope you too are doing the same. May God continue to bless you, your farm and those you love. Best wishes from C3.
-Agvocate in Action, KC.