My Nevada

There’s a whole lot more to Nevada than the Vegas strip and tan stretches of sand along I-80. Here’s what my Nevada looks like.

The unpaved Toquima Range Road, heading east through the Big Smoky Valley toward the Monitors.

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A bunch of yearlings munching on stubble in a pivot near the base of the Toiyabe Mountains. Can you see why I moved to Nevada five years ago and never left?

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And a close-up. Notice all the tumbleweeds. That’s how you know you’re in the Wild West. Or my front yard, which is Tumbleweed Central for some dumb reason.

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Nope, you sure can’t see this from the Strip.

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A cute li’l banana horned heifer. She wants to be roped. My husband just knows it.

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A cowboy getting ready for his workday.

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Neighbor Jake trotting behind some bred heifers.

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Why hello, Handsome! Are you taken? Oh, you are? By me?! Sweet, I can’t wait to go home now!

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A snaffle bit colt with a great big ol’ silver concho.

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So, there ya have it: a little photographic info on the Silver State and why it’s my favorite place in the US. But shhhh, don’t tell anyone, or they’ll all move here and get it all populated and civilized. Nobody wants that.


About Jolyn Young

I grew up in California, way up north near the Oregon border. My family raised commercial Herefords long enough to get me hooked on cowboying, for better or for worse, but not for prosperity. I met my husband, Jim, when we were working for neighboring ranches in North Fork, Nevada. We fell in love, got married and had a baby - kind of in that order. We now live on the O RO Ranch in northern Arizona, where Jim works as a cowboy and I take care of our two kids and write a blog and various freelance assignments. I love the Lord and credit Him with all my victories and accomplishments. More important than anything I accomplish or don't accomplish, though, is the eternal salvation of my soul that believing in Jesus promises me. Thanks for your time. Have a great day!
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6 Responses to My Nevada

  1. agent provocateur says:

    Reblogged this on Nevada State Personnel WATCH.

  2. Rebecca "RB" Phillipe says:

    Beautiful pics, beautiful family, beautiful life, and the best part – beautiful faith.

  3. Alicia Peacock says:

    I am so excited I found your blog it’s awesome and inspirational we have such similar stories! I live on the ORO ranch in Arizona with my cowboy and kiddos.

    • Jolyn Young says:

      Hi Alicia, thanks so much for the kind words. I would sincerely LOVE to hear some of your stories – my husband and I day dream about venturing down to Arizona sometime 🙂

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