My family came up with a new word.  I don’t know if you can do that, but we did it anyway.  We couldn’t quite define what we were doing with our lives with any of the words in the current edition of our dictionary.  The word is “Franch.”  It is both a verb and a noun.  It is when you are not quite farming and you are not quite ranching.  It is like a hobby farm.  But, that doesn’t fit either, because it is way more than a hobby, it is a life.  You do not make any money doing it.  Or at least, you will always be in the red.  And yet you keep doing it.  On a franch, every life lesson can be learned.  I hope you will join me on this journey as I learn life lessons with my family on our franch.