2013 Catch Up

Since I have changed up damn near everything in my life at least once in the last year, it’s time to do a little recap followed by a look forward: In November 2011, Cowboy and I left our little island under the Crazies in favor of a spread an hour south in Springdale, Montana. The […]

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The life of a ranch dog

Our ranch dogs really do have an amazing life. Whether they’re chasing the tractor, moving cows or just watching cowboy work in the shop you can tell these dogs love their life and why wouldn’t they? Take Bailey for example, the Australian Shepherd that I got my senior year of college. Instead of taking her […]

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It’s a whole new year…

Goodbye 2012, hello 2013. Gratitude. That is my only resolution for 2013. Remember to say “thank you” for all of the blessings and lessons in our life. From our range to yours, Happy New Year.

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Guest Blog: Marmalade Boots – Montana Cowgirl

I woke this morning to heavy dew filled air and the ever-present mountain backdrop gone. Vanished into the foggy sky. I grabbed my coffee and watched from the window as freshly weaned calves milled around just beyond our front yard. Like opportunistic predators, they check every morning to see if somebody forgot to shut the […]

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The Chickens Come to Elk Creek

My mom, the Ponderosa Queen, had chickens when I was younger. I was still in elementary school and my feeling towards those chickens was that of love… and hate. They smelled, they had to be fed, they had to be locked up at night and let out first thing in the morning. Being the only […]

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She will smile

This weekend we lost Cowboy’s grandmother Roxy. After too many years of fighting cancer, Roxy left us to remember her, miss her and love her. For me, as the new addition to the family, it has been my chance to get to know her as the person she was and the family she leaves behind. […]

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