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Children’s Ag School Resources

March 30, 2020
Savanna Simmons

I’ve witnessed a wonderful occurrence across Facebook and the internet as schools began closing their doors: online school resources for children. Coloring pages, learning apps that usually cost, virtual zoo and park tours and lives all became available to entertain and teach our children. I’ve been doing the suggested school work with my children, but my […]


Cowboys: a Documentary Portrait Online Streaming

March 27, 2020
Savanna Simmons

I’m such a proponent of Cowboys: a Documentary Portrait by Bud Force and John Langmore! I’ve seen it in theaters twice now, and I’ve been awaiting (anxiously) the DVD release, and we’ve been offered a treat this weekend only during this COVID lockdown. No going to the theater this weekend. Instead, grill some steaks, have a lovely […]


Rock Party

March 22, 2020
Jolyn Young

When I was a kid, my neighbor told me about the rock parties her family used to have. They would invite their friends over, head out back behind the house, and pick rocks from the arena. Ha! I decided to have a rock party with my own kids this past winter, but we didn’t invite […]


Windy Ridge Chronicles; Another Journey

March 18, 2020
Jan Swan Wood

It’s been about a year since you’ve heard anything from me on here. It’s been quite a year. My journey has continued, as journeys tend to do. Just not in the direction I had believed it would. When I spoke to you last, it was on my Cottonwood Creek Chronicles page. I’m not on that […]


Outside Circle Show

January 12, 2020
Tiffany Schwenke

There is a cowboy music show that is growing in popularity with the working cowboys and cowgirls from near and far. It is called the Outside Circle Show and it is a darn good time had by all who attend. I recently asked a few questions so I could let you know all about it. CS: […]


Combat Feeling SAD During Winter

January 8, 2020
Jolyn Young

Winter can be brutal. Short days and long nights in the Northern Hemisphere make for decreased exposure to sunlight. Absorbing fewer rays from the sun has a negative physiological effect on most people, which can lead to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). As the acronym implies, this results in a feeling of sadness triggered by wintertime […]


Art of the Cowgirl Horsemanship Fellowship’s Journey: Part 1

November 17, 2019
Savanna Simmons

I (Savanna) have been excited about the mission of Tammy Pate’s Art of the Cowgirl event since I first heard about it more than a year ago. I attended the first event as a gift from my family and was immediately in awe of the caliber of talent and artistry. I first rode with Lee Smith […]


A Mule Sprouts Wings

November 1, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

I spent a fall and winter working for an outfit that had absolutely the worst fences I’d ever seen. The perimeter fences were maintained by the neighbors in self defense, so at least all this ranch’s stock stayed on the ranch. But, the division fences were usually hanging a foot or so off the ground […]


Q&A with producer of Cowboys, the film

October 14, 2019
Savanna Simmons

I visited with Bud Force, co-director, cinematographer, and producer of documentary portrait film “Cowboys” set to premiere Oct. 25 at the Austin Film Festival. I will be attending the film’s premiere at the Working Ranch Cowboys Association World Championship Ranch Rodeo, and based on just the stills and clips shared on “Cowboys” website and Facebook […]


Wind Blown

September 30, 2019
Jan Swan Wood

As I recall, it was early November when this day occurred. Fall works were winding down and we were mostly preg checking cows and moving them to winter pasture. All the calves had been shipped, as had the yearlings. It was cold and windy as we were saddling and loading horses to haul the 40 […]


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