South Dakota Ranch Wives

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Morgan

Hi! I am Morgan, the creator of theRanches'Wives. I am a stay at home mama and wife to my husband, Garrett, and our two daughters Mila and Lena. We live in South Dakota on my family's farm and ranch. My great grandparents settled on our family's ranch in 1940. My husband is a full time farmer/rancher here and enjoys all things cattle. 

I was born in South Dakota but moved away at a young age. I spent most of my years, up until November of 2018, in Kansas. My husband and I lived on his family's farm and ranch in Quenemo, KS prior to moving here. I attended the University of Kansas and graduated with a BA in Communication Studies and a minor in Business. While my time there, I was also a 4 year letter winner on the volleyball team. Volleyball has always been a huge part of my life. It will always be one of my outlets away from the ranch :).

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy getting to know all of us here at theRanches'Wives. We are glad you are here!

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Darci

Hello! I am Darci, my husband Bill and I are currently raising kids, crops and cattle in central South Dakota. I am a stay at home mom to a very active bunch of kids, Micah, Emma, Max, Anna, Joe, Will and Rob and the baby of the family, Lee. I was born and raised in the Dakotas and after marrying my husband in 2004 we settled into his family farm where we farm and ranch with his parents.

As a family we enjoy working hard on the farm and having fun. Our kids stay busy doing chores, school and sports. I am obsessed with healthy living, exercise and finding new ways to keep my family healthy and happy. With strong faith, a loving family and great friends life in the country is pretty amazing!

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Heather

Hello! My Name is Heather Senn. First and foremost I am a Christ Follower. He is my Savior, rock, shelter, and the one who keeps me sane in this crazy awesome life we call Agriculture. I am also rancher’s wife to my amazing man, Jerry, Mom of 5 energetic kids, Photographer of several genres, consumer of good coffee, mystery book reader, and I love quality time spent with family and friends! 

My husband Jerry and I ranch near Opal, SD. We raise registered Red Angus cattle and have commercial cows too. Jerry is passionate about our cow herd; he is also an order buyer and cattle feeder. God has given our family this way of life to cherish and enjoy. It challenges me physically, mentally and emotionally on a daily basis. Yet, it is truly an amazing way to raise a family! 

I am definitely best at describing my thoughts through photography and actions over words so this is a completely new journey that will challenge and grow me. I am excited to share with you glimpses into my life as one of the Ranches’Wives. 

Join my fellow Ranches’Wives and I, as we show you our way of life in Agriculture. Welcome and enjoy your time here!

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Jodi

Hello everyone, my name is Jodi Senn. I have been married to my husband Joe for 20 years and we are raising 6 beautiful children (Shauna 19, Kayla 17, Ashly 15, Jaymi 14, Shaye 13, and last our one and only son Weston 10). I have had the privilege to be a stay at home Mom for my children from the time they were born. I grew up on a ranch in Western South Dakota where I discovered my love for agriculture. I graduated High School from Chadron, NE and received an associate degree for Business Marketing and Management from Western Dakota Vo-Tech in Rapid City, SD. I met Joe in 1998 and we were married in 1999. I moved from Western South Dakota to Eastern South Dakota to start our life on Joes family farm/ranch, South of Seneca, SD, which brought some new adventure for me as I had absolutely zero knowledge of farming. The closest knowledge I had of farming was putting up hay for feed. I have learned a lot in these last 20 years, but my love still lies with the cattle. Joe and I do some farming, but mostly we background calves in the winter and we have a cow/calf operation.

 

I know for most, this crazy year of 2020 has been hard and very discouraging, but for me my silver lining has been having all my kids home during my favorite time of year, calving. They are usually so busy with sports, school activities, and homework, that we have never really been able to show them exactly what it is we do. This year has brought so many wonderful firsts for them, Joe, and me. They were quarantined at home with us from the start of calving to the very end when we brand and turn out to summer grass. I really tried to focus on what a blessing God had given us to share all this with our children. Farming and Ranching is so much more than just a job it is truly a way of life.

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Lora

Hi, I’m Lora from Wecota, South Dakota. I was born & raised on a cow-calf operation near Miller, SD. We sold the ranch when I was 14 and moved to town. I dreamed about returning to the ranch the rest of my childhood. I met my husband, Gene, in college at South Dakota State University. We’ve been married 15 blessed years and have 2 amazing children, Ryan and Zane. We have been blessed by obtaining our children through adoption and take pride in taking that unique journey to form our family. We live on my husband’s family ranch, which just celebrated it’s 91st year in business! 

We moved back to the ranch in 2006 and run black Angus cows, yearling program, custom grazing operation, & pheasant hunting business. We work daily with my husbands brother, Nick & his parents, Kurt & Lori. 

I wear many hats to stay busy. By trade, I am a drug & alcohol counselor and registered nurse. I worked at a women’s prison for 1 year and a small hospital & emergency room for 7 years. I am a stay at home mom and work from home for a nationwide adoption consulting firm helping families through the process of adoption. I assist 4 mornings a week at our local quilt shop, helping with their social media & marketing. I manage the accounting/business for the farm and cook meals for our pheasant hunting business. 

We are passionate about taking care of the land & cattle and teaching the next generation about hard work & responsibility in this way of life. I am honored to be a part of theRanches’Wives and excited to share with you a snapshot of my life.