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TAG : Ranch

Farm Dogs

I grew up in a small rural town, and I've lived in that same small town my whole life. With grandparents that farmed, there's are things that I notice -- or at least try to notice every time I pass a farm.For instance, there seems to be a dog on every farm. Ok, maybe not every farm, but most ...

The Old-Fashioned Windmill

Look at any photograph of farms and ranches in the 1800s, and you'll likely see a working windmill in the landscape. The windmill was one of the inventions that made settlement of the Great Plains possible. (Others included sod houses, barbed wire, and perhaps even the Colt revolver.) Windmills ...

The Real Deal

The author goes in search of women who don’t feel the need to get dressed up, manicured, pedicured, made-up or coiffed to do ranch or farm chores. Women who work alongside the men outdoors in all kinds of weather and don’t sit in the truck waiting for the perfect photo-op. Women who have ...

Heirloom, Antique, Or Old Growth

I know it is still January, but the sunshine outside coupled with the melting snow is making me think about my garden already this year. So, I decided to write about some of the fruit I don’t have to mess with very much.And here is the question. What is the accurate way to refer to bushes ...