Have you ever asked a question and gotten the “wrong” answer? You know, after you sat and listened to someone speak and there’s that one burning question in your mind; but somehow articulating that question so the speaker understands seems impossible? So, you try to ask it in several different ways, but still the answer that you seek remains elusive. And you walk away feeling slightly unsatisfied and mildly frustrated.
In Montana, it usually goes something like this:
Question asked while lost on the back roads of nowhere: “I’m trying to find the Graham’s ranch; can you help me?”
Answer (usually given from dusty, dented pick-up): “Well, you go for a while along this road until you get to Anderson’s hay bales…which are pretty low right now as this grass just has not grown without the rain. I haven’t seen a drought like this since the summer of 1958. I think the McDonald’s have some of their cattle out in that field. They branded last week ya’ know…well, turn left at that cattle guard and about three miles down that road is the old Newman ranch. No one lives there now which is a sad thing. By golly, these ranches need to stay strong. Such a waste when some big company comes in and buys them out…sad day. You look familiar….do I know your grandpa?”
Mercy Market has been blogging on our new website now for a few months. We think we know what you want to hear about. But maybe there is something you have been wondering about that we haven’t fully answered yet. Maybe you have a topic that you’d like to hear more about. Possibly there’s a subject that you’d like to hear us expound on more.
We want to be sensitive to you as our readers. We value your time and are thankful for the support you give. So, would you take some time this week to give us some feedback? To ask that question that you would like an answer for? To tell us what topics are intriguing to you and what you’d like to hear about more? We’d love to write specifically with you in mind.