How We Prepare for Busy Seasons [episode 28]

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Tom and I are back for another episode together! We’re just getting started with calving season, so we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to talk more about how we prepare for busy seasons. Just recently, we dealt with a pretty high-stress situation with not only one, but TWO fires close to where we live. Fortunately, everything ended well with getting the fires out, but you could say we experienced quite a few ‘thank God’ moments (especially since this happened in the middle of the night)! This situation was also a great reminder of how far we’ve come in our communication, and just working together as a husband and wife team.

In today’s episode, Tom and I discuss how we prepare for busy seasons, and really, how we continue practicing open communication during calving season. We share more about the various ways we stay in communication well with each other, what the preparation piece is like for us, keeping open communication with other people we’re working with during calving season, why it’s important to gain your cows’ trust when working with them during busy times, and more.

We bounced around with several different topics in this episode, from putting out fires (literally), to moving cows, and communicating with each other through it all. Ultimately, we want to remind you HOW essential good, quality communication is – during busy seasons, slow seasons, and every season in between! 

In this episode, How We Prepare for Busy Seasons, we cover:

  • A recent, high-stress situation dealing with 2 fires close to where we live
  • Ways that we stay in communication with everything going on during calving season
  • What calving season has looked like for us regarding communication, preparation, method, etc. so far
  • Why we tend to communicate more often during calving season
  • Creating a shared note that can be sent to others you’re working with + doing a daily debriefing with each other after taking care of the cows
  • The importance of gaining your cows’ trust so you can achieve good movement + also understanding that cows will feel and feed off your energy

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In stockmanship (the art and science of handling cattle in a safe, effective, low-stress manner), we have this phrase . . . good movement draws good movement. 

It’s this thing that happens when we ask a small group of cattle, maybe a cow, or a pair to move out in a certain direction and their movement draws the whole herd into moving in the same direction.

Good movement happens when we approach the cattle with a positive attitude, read and really listen to what they’re telling us, and communicate accordingly. 

We don’t approach the aware, flighty cattle the same as we do the tame, docile cattle. We adjust ourselves, our energy, and approach, and communicate with each differently.

These adjustments help us effectively draw good movement from each, which then draws good movement from the herd. But it starts with us.

The same is true for humans. Good movement starts with us.

Welcome to Good Movement Draws Good Movement, the podcast where farmers, ranchers, and rural folks can grow relationally through awareness, understanding, and effective communication.

Hey, it’s me – T. I’m your host, and I, along with my guests, will be covering topics related to drawing good movement – things like self and social awareness, brain science, positive psychology, extending grace, and so much more. 

We’ll share tools that can help you understand why you are the way you are, why others are the way they are, and how you can use that to step out of self-told lies with grace and compassion to draw good movement in conversations, relationships, and life in rural America. 

Tune in every Tuesday and make sure to hit subscribe so you never miss an episode! Let’s go draw good movement!

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