Oh, I forgot to mention that during my last foray into “Crazy Town” I bought some real estate there. Really, I did.Here’s a picture of it. At the time I had a full-time job in Crazy Town. I was the personal assistant to the Mayor. The exact same day I closed on my new […]

It’s been cold this week.  Not Wyoming cold, but Kansas cold. And it snowed. Not Wyoming snow, but Kansas snow. I stayed home one whole day just because I could. Then cabin fever set in and I ventured out to town. The little town (Sun City, pop 40), not the big town (Medicine Lodge, pop […]

I’m a Snapshooter. I looked it up.  “Snapshooter:  a person who takes snapshots.” That would be me.  I think Snapshot-ographer is more like it. I do not take photographs. I take snapshots. Snapshot: a casual photograph made typically by an amateur with a small hand-held camera. Or in my case…. an iPhone holstered to my hip […]

  This might be the second “Most Embarrassing Moment in Agriculture” but pales in comparison to #1  So picture this….. I get invited to go help two good-looking cowboys get some cattle in to sort the calves off to go to the sale barn then take the mother cows to a different pasture. Picture me trying […]

  In my antics last fall riding with the cowboys, I have collected some more “Most Embarrassing Moments”. (More will be revealed later)  However, none can top the original …….. yet.   This was originally posted as a guest post for my friend Suzanne aka “Fairchild Farmgirl” . It is the benchmark by which all others […]

Crazy Town is a real town. I’ve been there. More than once. Lately. So have my friends. We reminisce about it often. It’s a fact that Crazy Town was founded on the exact spot of a derailed whore-train back in 1890. It’s many descendants revisit it frequently. You know who you are. You are my friends. […]

I ride a lot. Which means I think a lot. My favorite subject …….. no surprise…. Cowboys. I know what you’re thinking. And you’re right. I think about “that” a lot. But not today.  Today I’m thinking about real cowboys and how they handle their horses. And how much I love watching them. How lucky […]

My friend, the matriarch of this beautiful ranch, sent me a card this morning that read…. “Welcome to Autumn……. the finest time of the year!”     Earlier in the week she asked me if I’d seen the “Pitcher Sage”. It’s a delicate, periwinkle blue wildflower that grows in Kansas in the late summer and […]

  A Mirage I’ve lived here for 8 months now.  About a month ago I discovered this pond. Which is about 100 yards from the front door of my cabin.  I’m not the most observant person in the world.  In my defense, I knew there was “a pond” over there. I just didn’t know it […]

  I turned these two goof-balls out in a big pasture with my friend’s heifers. (Heifers are young cows that have not had a calf yet…. for you ranch virgins) Being that these guys are “cow horses” she did comment …. “They won’t chase the heifers will they?” I’ve been asked that before.  And it’s […]

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