Sue Browning is a freelance writer, photographer and editor. She has a master’s degree in English from Iowa State University and bachelor’s degree (cum laude) in Magazine Journalism from Drake University. But her real education came from growing up on a small farm where every creature—man and beast, earned their own keep. Through example and experience, she learned that pride, ingenuity and hard work usually result in prosperity, freedom and and peace of mind.

Her favorite cattle are the shaggy, long-horned Highland Cattle. This Scottish breed has been shaped by natural selection and is best known for hardiness, longevity and the ability to thrive in challenging climates—much like Sue.