To complete our series on siblings in honor of National Sibling Day, this week I am going to highlight my younger brothers, Ben and Will. My brother Ben is fifteen years old and a sophomore at Etna High School. Similar to Justana and her brother Kater, Ben stands at about 6’1 and towers over me, but he will always be my little brother. Ben is a pretty easy-going guy, but he’s one of the hardest workers I know. While most high school boys are busy chasing girls and playing video games, Ben spends most of his time either working on the ranch or perfecting his jump shot for basketball (he spends hours at the hoop in our driveway). In addition to ranching and basketball, Ben plays football, is an active FFA member and avid bow hunter, and shows cattle along with myself. I’m sure he chases a few girls as well, but I try not to ask. Will just turned eleven years old, and is one of the funniest little kids I know. He always has something to say even if he has no idea what he’s talking about, which naturally makes for some good laughs. Will is everything that is “eleven-year-old boy,” from being fascinated with bugs to not owning a pair of jeans without holes in the knees. Everyone who knows Will knows that he is “Mr. Chicken Farmer,” and always has eggs for sale. Since he was about 4 years old, he’s been responsible for taking care of the chickens (feeding, watering, collecting eggs, etc.), so my parents decided that he should get any profit that they generated. His flock has grown to about 20 laying hens and 2 roosters, and, as you can imagine, that’s a lot of eggs. Though I spend a lot of time wanting to strangle my brothers, they are some of my absolute favorite people. I can’t wait to see who they grow up to be and I know they both have very bright futures ahead of them.
Thanks for following the beef ambassadors, and make sure to keep up with the team’s travel to Massachusetts for the Boston Marathon this week!