You won't believe some of my responses to FAQs about being a desolate ranch wife.
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
That tall, handsome, hand-holding, rope-twirling, bronco-twister charmed you out of your pants and into a wedding dress. Then he plunked you down boots-first 10 miles past BFE and kissed you good day as he headed to the barn to catch his horse and go to to work. What do you do now? Following these 10 … Continue reading 10 rules to live by, if you’re a desolate ranch wife
The first time my cowboy husband came home and said, "Honey, start packin'" was terrifying. I thought, Oh my gosh, we won't have health insurance and I'm four months pregnant! Where will we live? Will we be able to afford food? I can't live on Top Ramen and table salt! We won't have a paycheck … Continue reading Changing Ranges
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
Living at the Diamond A without cell phone service isn't very different from living at the 25 without cell phone service, or living at the Van Norman Ranch without cell phone service. Here in Northern Nevada, we are long on colored cattle and Early Times, but short on cell towers. I may be the last … Continue reading Life Without a Cell Phone: Confessions of a Freak
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