I've been thinking about doing a giveaway for quite a while, but my goal was once we hit 800 likes, we would do it. Guess what! We woke up on Wednesday morning with 800 likes, so now we're doing a giveaway! We hope you'll join in for a chance to win!
So, what do you have to do? If you haven't already, go to Facebook and like our page at www.facebook.com/bradtsmenagerie. On our wall is a picture that looks like the one below.
Share that picture with your friends and have them like our page. Once they have liked the page, have them comment on the picture that YOU are the one that sent them. Remember...LIKE the PAGE...COMMENT on the PICTURE. If your friends have already liked the page, they can still help you win by commenting with your name on the picture.
So, what are you winning?
The person who sends the most people to our page will win admission passes for four to The Menagerie, plus feed baggies for each of the four, a group picture with our sweet zebra Autumn, and one of our t-shirts made by our friends at HG Screen Printing.
Even if you're not interested in winning, you can still share the love by sharing our photo and sending people our way. :) We are getting excited that we are so close to 1000 likes!
The giveaway starts today, Thursday, March 28, and will go through Monday, April 1. The winner will be announced April 2. You've got five days!
What are you waiting for? Head on over to Facebook and like our page. :)
Wow! What an amazing week! We had no idea what to expect when we opened for our first Spring Break, but after 195 cups of feed given at admission, 106 feed baggies, over 20 photo discs burned and countless anti-bacterial wipes and paper towels used, we're calling it a success! Thank you to all who came to visit The Menagerie! If you haven't been yet, we hope you'll come and see us at some point. Give us a call at 580.430.1269.
Sometimes you just need a break! As it so happened, right when we needed a break from the snow and all of the inconveniences that arose as a result from the moisture that we were so thankful for, the time for our scheduled trip to Branson came up. Perfect timing! A little back story...Last May, we bought our first Scottish Highland cattle, two bulls that we named Brick and Bray, from Blake and Kali Coble of the Coble Highland Ranch in Henryetta, Oklahoma. A few weeks later, we received a letter in the mail stating that our membership to the Heartland Highland Cattle Association (HHCA) had been sponsored by Blake and Kali. Soon after that, Jerad went back for more by purchasing a few bred Highland cows, and now we have a fold of 12 Highlands as a result. Jerad discovered an absolute love of the gentle-natured hairy cattle. Last October, we traveled back to Henryetta for a Highland Field Day sponsored by the Coble Highland Ranch, where we learned more about the Highland breed, the Heartland Highland Cattle Association, and met some of the people who are involved in the HHCA. That's where we learned about the annual meeting that's held in Branson each March, and Jerad immediately put it in his schedule. So, even after getting three feet of snow, losing electricity, and being without running water this last week, there wasn't a thought in Jerad's mind to cancel our trip. In fact, we used it as a time to get away. (Don't worry! We have two guys that we fully trust with our animals who were taking care of them! Thanks, Tyler and Derrick!)
It was in our plan to leave a couple of days early to take a little mini vacation with our family. We had a great time doing the tourist-y things like going to the Dixie Stampede and taking "Old Time" pictures. It was our first time to travel to Branson as a family, so we really had a great time.
On Saturday at the annual meeting, we enjoyed meeting so many people who also love the Highlands, as well as learning more about the HHCA and some of the activities in which they are involved. One of the fundraisers for the HHCA is the sale of calendars, in which members of the HHCA submitted photos to be used. We were excited that our photo of Brick in the snow was used for the month of February.
We really had a great time chatting with Blake, Kali, and their little cutie Parks and getting to know them better, too. And, of course, we loved the food while we were there! First, the Outback Steak & Oyster Bar was amazing! Pricey, but amazing. Braylon and I enjoyed the Melbourne Grill with ostrich, lamb, and quail. Jerad and Brickman enjoyed the seafood. At the Dixie Stampede, not only was the food amazing, but you also were beyond stuffed by the time you left in addition to being fully entertained. The HHCA fed us a lunch of different Highland beef entrees. We loved tasting it for the first time! Then on our way home, we stopped at Lambert's Cafe in Ozark. If you've never eaten there, you should put it on your bucket list!
By the time we got back home, we still didn't have water, but the animals were alive and well, thanks to Derrick and Tyler working a bit harder than they normally have to, hauling water in from a well a mile west of the farm and heating water on the stovetop to warm the zebras bottles. We are so thankful for the moisture, a way to continue to get the animals water despite none coming from the hydrants, a couple of college guys who we could trust to care for the animals, a fun and safe getaway, and time with new friends. Now, bring on spring!
Each day as we wake up here at The Menagerie, we never know what we're going to step in...literally and figuratively! Each day is a new day, and we try to make the best of it. Follow along!