Keeping up with the Haythorn’s

Keeping up with the Haythorn's

County Seat Living, December 13, 2017 - While on a recent assignment for Nebraska Rural Living, I may have found the quintessential Nebraska family. Nestled into the rolling landscape of the Sandhills sits a ranch that dates back to a time when Nebraska was a "territory" rather than an official state...

The family name that created this legacy continues to hold court over this land and their history is such a part of Nebraska that their story is bound into a beautiful book...

They are the Haythorn Family and their charm and history is as epic as the Great Plains itself.

While at Haythorn Land & Cattle Co. for my interview, I was invited to their family table and the result was something I had never experienced before...

As I sat there enjoying lunch, entertained by cowboys and tall tales, I couldn't help but think that I was part of some Hollywood project.

"I feel like your family should have a reality TV show", I said as I took a bite out of a deviled egg too good for words.

Without missing a beat, Jody Haythorn said with a confident smile, "Well, we've been approached several times but it never felt like the right fit."

Of course this family has been approached to tell their story on television!

Not only have they branded their family name as efficiently as they have branded their calves...

But they have also continued on a family story too good NOT to tell...

To read more about the Haythorn Family and their culinary endeavors, check out my story for Nebraska Rural Living: RURAL FOODIES - HAYTHORN LAND & CATTLE CO.

FYI: Their smoked meats are incredible! Visit their website to order. Tell them "County Seat Living" and "Nebraska Rural Living" sent you!