Ranch Life Articles

Looks Like A Dude

December 17, 2014
Wendel Elliott

He was talking on and on about how his uncle’s cousin’s wife’s parents had a little ranch somewhere. He was telling a story about a horse and gathering some cows and tying to get all the terminology right. He was laying out a line of bull that was deep enough to break out the 5 […]

Forget The XBox, Buy Your Kid A Horse For Christmas!

December 16, 2014
Bailee Murnion

  Parents, are you still looking for the perfect gift for your kids this Christmas? Maybe little Sally wants a Barbie and little Johnny wants a toy tractor. Well, 23 years ago little Bailee wanted a pony! On Christmas morning 1991, after opening the presents that Santa had left us, (and feeling a little blue that there wasn’t […]

Buckaroo Style Roping

December 13, 2014
Jenn Zeller

This isn’t a style of roping often practiced here on the plains of South Dakota. In fact since I’ve lived here, I only know of a few other outfits in the entire state that rope this way when they’re branding calves. We hold a special branding for purposes of keeping the art alive. It’s an […]

One Perfect Moment

November 26, 2014
Rachel Larsen

Horses, Ranches, Cowboys, Cowgirls… Lots To Be Thankful For.

November 25, 2014
Jessie Salter

It’s the season for thanks.  Most reading this blog likely own a horse or two, or you might be running a full fledged ranch. Whatever the situation, we’ve got a lot to be thankful for.  Heck, even if all you own is a lazy flea bitten dog, your lucky. There is so much to be […]

Jalapeño Cheddar Sausage Biscuits

November 24, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I had a piece of heaven once when I was in Texas. Heaven came in the form of a muffin. A muffin with sausage, cheddar cheese, herbs and jalapeno peppers. And the world said, Amen. I’m not a huge muffin fan, so I figured I could make the same thing with a biscuit – which […]

Winter Horse Work

November 21, 2014
Kay Schrock

Winter horse work is very much part of the ranch life scene.  Despite the daily use of tractors and trucks to feed, the horses get their work in, too.  The horses here on the ranch develop warm, fuzzy winter coats as they live and work outside year round.  One bright winter day, I walked out […]

Winter on the Ranch

November 18, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I’m pretty convinced that I may have a screw loose. It’s been exceptionally cold for November, and the other morning was no different. I awoke at 5:30am, as is my typical wake-up time, enjoyed some coffee, and wrote a couple articles while I waited for the sun to peek her head over the horizon. I […]

Being a Cowboy-Girl

November 13, 2014
Tayler Teichert

Ever see those window stickers on a big 4WD truck that says ‘Silly Boys, Trucks are for Girls’? Well,  I’ve seen a handful in my day. I have had many people tell me I should slap one on my truck and I, tactfully as possible, told them, no thank you, those are corny. I have […]

The Third Ride

November 8, 2014
Jenn Zeller

I thought I’d start sharing some videos I took this past winter, when I started one of my colts. I’ve since sold this colt – he’s gone on to a very handy,  West River Cowboy. He’d had him a couple weeks, rode him maybe once, and went and roped and doctored a yearling bull on him. […]

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