I grew up in the small-town ranch country of northern California and moved to Nevada in my early twenties to work on a cattle ranch north of Elko. One spring, I met a tall buckaroo who picked me up for our first date in his ’92 Ford, and I put my hand in his back pocket as we walked through downtown after dinner. We have been married since August 2012, although we struggle to remember the exact date.
Jim and I recently traded the sagebrush sea of the Great Basin for the prickly paradise of the rocky Southwest. These days, we live in a remote cow camp on the O RO Ranch in northern Arizona with our four-year-old daughter Grace and one-year-old son Milo. I write a humor column about our crazy adventures off the grid and 2 1/2 hours from the nearest town. My goal is to become famous enough to be on Dancing With The Stars, or at least get some hate mail.
My husband and I both love the ranching lifestyle and are grateful we can raise our kids around horses, cattle, ropes, and dirt.
Faith comes first, family comes second, and everything else works itself out.