Ranch Life Articles

Mark Your Calendar – The 30th Annual Reyes/Russell Angus Bull Sale

January 14, 2021
Tiffany Schwenke

Make plans now to attend the 30th Annual Reyes/Russell Angus Bull Sale being held February 22, 2021 at their ranch near Wheatland, WY. After attending last year’s sale, I wrote up this little piece because I found the sale to be impressive in many ways, from the bulls themselves, the people who raise them, and […]


Annie and Cody

January 10, 2021
Jan Swan Wood

Back in the days of running a small broodmare band and standing two stallions, I was always interested in older mares with the old time pedigrees and characteristics to add to the band. Even with the extra work and maintenance old mares took, they were nearly always worth the extra effort. I had been taught […]


Faith, Family, Cattle – Avery / Graham Ranch

January 8, 2021
Tiffany Schwenke

Faith, Family, Cattle is what you will find at the Avery / Graham Ranch near Moorcroft, WY. I recently asked Delcy Graham to tell us a little about her family’s ranch. “Cowboying has been in our blood for generations, so it only comes naturally that this is what we are still doing to this day. […]


WINDY RIDGE CHRONICLES: A Return on Investment

December 26, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

It’s been a while since I reported life from this windy ridge. The cold December wind is whistling around the house and making the eaves rattle. It makes me glad to have a job indoors to do today. Fall works are done on the ranch where my cows run on shares. When those cows were […]


Christmas, Cowboy Style, with Chris Petersen

December 22, 2020
Jenn Zeller

Chris Peterson, spread some Christmas Cheer this week, Cowboy Style! Chris is Utah native, a cowboy, a talented singer-songwriter that I’m fortunate enough to call “friend”. This video below will make you laugh, and may bring a tear to your eye! They spread some Christmas cheer in the snow, Cowboy style!


Santa and the Sorrel

December 17, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

Some years ago on Christmas Eve, while we were snug in bed, I thought I heard a noise outside, so strange, sleep quickly fled.   I nudged Hubby and he said, “Yes I heard it too my dear. It must surely be the horses, t’would be no one else out here.”   For we were […]


Cowboyin’ With Cody and Kody

December 15, 2020
Tiffany Schwenke

I recently asked Kody Walter to tell us about her and her fiancé Cody Wheeler’s backstory and how they came to be cowboyin’ together all across the west. Cody Wheeler grew up in a sale barn that his grandpa had started in Osceola, MO. I, Kody Walter, grew up helping my dad, Pinky Walter, on […]


Collection From the Ground, Part 1

December 11, 2020
Jenn Zeller

Collection seems to be a commonly misunderstood yet important part of horsemanship. It starts on the ground. When making a saddle horse, I cannot stress enough how important it is to have your ground work working well! In this series we’ll go through the process of how we free up the feet to build a […]


Cowboy Artist Will Berg

December 7, 2020
Tiffany Schwenke

  Will Berg is a man of many talents and enjoys creating different types of art from painting with oil or watercolor, to music with his guitar, to leather work, and even to the horses he rides. I recently asked Will to tell us a little of his backstory… WB: I grew up with a […]


Cowgirl Craftswoman Justine Nelson

December 2, 2020
Tiffany Schwenke

Cowgirl Craftswoman Justine Nelson is making a name for herself with her quality made western gear.  Utilizing her talent and skills with everything from harvesting cow hides for braiding rawhide to custom built saddles, Justine is making using gear that are works of art. I recently asked Justine to tell us a little about herself […]


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