A Valentine's Day gift guide for rural residents and other questionable characters.
Washing the kids by flashlight caused a Mom Meltdown, but I'm better now. Mostly.
When the going gets tough, it's the love of and for a good man that keeps me out here in the West.
I am so excited about the 2017 Buckaroo Country calendar! Mary Williams Hyde and I so enjoy looking back on our photographs and picking out our favorite images to share with all of you for the coming year. It's hard to pick just 12, though - each picture brings up unique memories for us and … Continue reading Calendar Craze
Greetings! I hope this finds you and yours well and wonderful. We are doing great - 2015 was a big year for the Youngs. Jolyn and Jim spent their first child-free weekend together in Tahoe, and their second baby was born.* All year long, their days (and Jolyn's belly) leaned increasingly heavily toward autumn, culminating … Continue reading Merry Christmas Letter
If you think you need a lunch break, you shouldn't be a cowboy. If you think all the bad horses have already been ridden, you shouldn't be a cowboy. If you think 50 miles of dirt road followed by 107 miles of pavement is too far to (ask your wife to) drive for groceries, you … Continue reading If You Think…You Shouldn’t Be A Cowboy
A ranch wife's days are marked by the next town trip. A list is carefully made prior to each trip, because forgetting to buy a curtain rod doesn't mean that you can run to the hardware store the next day; it means the sun shines through the window and blinds you while you're trying to … Continue reading Town Trip
I did my first paid speaking gig over the weekend. Only one person fell asleep, so I considered it a success. I was on a panel for a discussion called Being Cowboy in a Digital World at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, along with Jessica Hedges of Oregon and Jessie Veeder of North … Continue reading Getting paid to panic – I mean speak in public
I don't see myself as a liaison between the ranching world and city dwellers. I don't use my blog or Facebook posts to explain our way of life to non-agricultural consumers. I mostly blog to amuse myself and make fun of my friends. I always blog with a pretty strong self-censor, too, because if outsiders … Continue reading Being Cowboy in a Digital Age
Going to town from the Diamond A in Northern Nevada is usually an all-day affair. If it doesn't take all day, it takes 15/16ths of a day, so it might as well take all day. The two-hour drive to Twin Falls, Idaho, the closest hub of civilization with a grocery store, is peaceful and beautiful. … Continue reading How To Get To Town