I Lived Fully

Living Life to the Full

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Gone, Gone, Gone

Life has been crazy for the past couple of weeks. I have been working crazy long hours at the ranch. My work hours are going to continue to be crazy for the about the next three weeks or so. When I have been home I’ve been busy with personal stuff. Hence why I haven’t posted anything for the past couple of weeks.
Also I’ve been working with a friend of mine on a project. I’ll be sharing more details about it in the coming weeks. Along with a formal announcement when the project is ready to be shared with the world.

Any way here’s a music video for your viewing pleasure.

-Roland K


Pictures of The Ranch

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So I finally got around to uploading some of the pictures of my families ranch, enjoy!!!

The pictures of the buildings are from before we bought the ranch. Most of the weeds in the pictures are now gone.

I took these pictures when we moved some of our heifers from our dairy in the Willamette Valley to the ranch in central Oregon.

All of the winter pictures were taken with my dad’s iphone last fall/winter.

Pictures don’t do the ranch justice. It’s about 1,200 acres total so it’s a little overwhelming when you first visit. There’s a whole lot more to see of the ranch and I am planning on posting more pictures in the future.

-Roland K

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Flash Flood

Hey, everybody quick update. On Sunday  we got about an inch if rain in about ten minutes at the ranch and it caused several flash floods across the ranch. On top of that it also hailed during the same storm that caused the flash floods. So Monday me and my dad drove to the ranch to see how bad it was.

Thankfully the damage from the flash floods was minor. It basically moved a bunch of dirt from the hills into the fields next to said hills. The field that was hit the worst by was a field that we just planted a couple of weeks ago.
However the worst damage was caused by the hail. It shredded the alfalfa that we were about to harvest in a couple of weeks. One of the neighbors who has lived in the area for sixteen years told me and my dad that he has never seen a storm like the one that happened on Sunday.

While everything was and is a mess. It’s been cool to see my dad’s response through it all. His response to the flash floods was “what happened, happened. Time to cleanup and move on.” Instead of focussing on all of the damage. He broke the problems into more manageable pieces. For example, there’s a lot of debris in the fields. So instead of picking everything up all at once we’re going to pick up the debris in stages. First the bigger tree branches and chunks of wood, then the rocks, finally the piles of mud. My dad has also been working on how to prevent it from doing as much damage next time something like this happens. Even if it’s twenty years from now.

The reason I share all of this. Is because if you’re facing a problem or a disaster in your life. I encourage you to take a step back, get some perspective and then break the problem into smaller pieces. The best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.

-Roland K

P.S I’ll be updating this post with pictures when I get home.

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Back to Work

Hey everybody, just a quick update. I am working at my parents ranch for the rest of this week and probably next as well. So unless I can find the time to finish the couple of larger posts that I’ve been working on there won’t be any posts this week or next week. Until next time keep on walking.

-Roland K

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Um, yeah about that….

Well… Um, yeah about that schedule I posted a couple weeks ago. As you may have noticed I haven’t been very consistent in posting stuff during the last week and a half or so. The main reason I haven’t been posting is that I’ve been working in central Oregon on my parent’s Ranch. With that said I have decided to not stick to a set schedule. I will be trying to posting something every day but it won’t necessarily be the category that I previously had scheduled for that day. I’ll keep most of the categories that I have I just won’t be using them in conjunction any more with my original schedule. Also this week I am going to be working at the Ranch again, so I may or may not be posting anything this week.

-Roland Kuenzi

P.S I’ll try and post some pics of the Ranch¬† at some point this week.