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TAG : Rattlesnakes

Choosing an Appropriate Firearm for Your Ranch or Homestead

Having firearms is a matter of personal choice and never a decision to be taken lightly. We have firearms at our ranch but we are uniquely qualified to have them because my husband is a retired police officer. I’m not going to go into firearms for hunting. That is the subject of another ...

Country Life Ups and Downs

This is my second "fresh start" as a blogger for Capper's Farmer. In late May, we were in a car accident that left our little Honda Civic resting precariously on the passenger side on our twisting mountain road that had a steep bank on the "upside" and a steep drop into a canyon on the other. ...

Woman Learns to Stand on Her Own Two Feet on Colorado Homestead

As a 20-year-old bride, I went to live on a Ft. Morgan, Colorado homestead. My husband had filed claim to a 320-acre tract in 1909, a year before we were married. He built a small 10-by-12-foot house there, and after I arrived, he added a 12-by-14-foot half-dugout.For two years after our ...

Community Banded Together Near Gillette, Wyoming

We moved to my husband's homestead about 30 miles from Gillette, Wyoming, immediately after our marriage. Our house was one room, a corner of which I curtained off for my personal dressing room. We had a cave that served as a storm cellar and as an extra bedroom when we had company – that is, ...