Ranch Life Articles

Cottonwood Creek Chronicles: Puppy Invader

April 27, 2018
Jan Swan Wood

Puppies. They’re so darned cute and funny. Yep, puppies are adorable. Having said that, I sure don’t need a puppy. Puppies are also a lot of work, what with the messes they make, all that they need to learn to become a good dog citizen, and just the consideration one has to have of the […]


Hatch Tack

April 23, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

Cordell and Siara Hatch, who own Hatch Tack, live and work in southern Wyoming on the TA Ranch. Hatch Tack understands the importance of quality gear for working cowboys because they, themselves are working cowboys. Hatch Tack has been very generous towards our event and for the past few years they have donated four waxed […]


A Real Cowboy Singing Country Music – Corb Lund

April 19, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

Corb Lund has an original sound and the genuine personality to back it up. What makes Corb Lund’s songs so great is that they evoke emotions of all kinds. The wide variety of song styles, subject matters, along with Corb’s intellectual ability to put it all together, make it so a person can listen to […]


Buckaroo Buys: Tapadero Annie’s

April 17, 2018
Savanna Simmons

I’ve been friends with Jessica for a few years now. I was immediately drawn to her incredible artwork, and I’ve even used it on a few of my kids’ T-shirts, with Jessica’s permission, so naturally, I’m pretty excited about this next step for Jessica. She adds to the market a lot of buckaroo feel that […]


Wyoming Cowgirl Part 6 – Cheyenne Greub

April 15, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

The area of Johnson County, Wyoming is known for being a place of genuine ranch and cowboy families. Being born into one of these families, Cheyenne Greub is carrying on her Wyoming Cowgirl roots and family traditions. Cheyenne and her husband Jesse Greub are raising their daughter to be a Wyoming Cowgirl too! Cheyenne Greub […]


Tricked Out Tack Room

April 13, 2018
Savanna Simmons

My husband Boe built a tack room into an existing quonset on the ranch here, and he implemented a really neat revolving saddle wall that makes saddling multiple colts and horses so easy. It eliminates scraping saddles through tight doors, getting in each other’s way, and slinging saddles up on fences. It really helps keep […]


Buckaroo Country Photography – Mary Williams Hyde

April 11, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

There is a certain quality embedded in all of Buckaroo Country Photography. The traditions and heritage throughout the Great Basin buckaroo culture has been being documented by the talented Buckaroo Country Photographer, Mary Williams Hyde. If you have read other articles of mine, then you have probably seen the talents of Buckaroo Country Photographer, Mary […]


Cottonwood Creek Chronicles; So Called Country DJ

April 7, 2018
Jan Swan Wood

As I was driving out to cake cows this morning, I had the radio on. It’s the only time I listen to the radio it seems, and for good reason. It aggravates me. My feed pickup’s radio face doesn’t light up so it’s anybody’s guess as to which station you’re on or whether it’s AM […]


Rachel Mellard Art

April 6, 2018
Tiffany Schwenke

Deep down in South West Texas is a lady, cowgirl, artist, mother, wife, photographer, and all around awesome person that I am excited to introduce you to! I find Rachel Mellard Art refreshing and enjoyable. I find the lady behind the art, Rachel Mellard herself, to be pure at heart and like a breath of […]


Western Wednesday

April 4, 2018
Jenn Zeller

Winter was cold and gorgeous this year, as always. I’m glad for Spring and can’t wait for the calves and colts to start hitting the ground! What’s your favorite part of Spring?