Hi, my name is Carol, and this blog is my photographic journal of daily life on a Wyoming Centennial Ranch… 100 years in the same family! Through my photography and writing, you’ll discover the beauty of Wyoming, the hard work of ranching, the DIY projects that call my name, and a mix of creativity tossed in for fun!
I married into ranchlife in 1981. It was a brand new experience for me, having been raised in various towns in the west. However, my father was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and gardener and DIY-er, and he passed those interests on to me. It helped me discover ranchlife! I wasn’t scared to learn to drive a tractor, or help pull a calf, or ride out horseback in glorious Wyoming.
My three children are grown, two are still here on the ranch. You’ll meet them along the way, and they come first in my life! About the only time I’ve missed blogging is when I’m visiting with the kids until too late! Victoria (Matt) is a middle school math and science teacher and mother to three boys. You won’t see their pictures here due to parental request! Daniel (Tess) lives and works full time here on the ranch. Their kids are Jaxon and Lacee. Brandon (Megan) also lives on the ranch. They have Quinlan and Lorelei. I’m very proud of my boys for making up the fourth generation to live and work on this ranch. We have a great start on the fifth generation too!
I originally began this blog due to many requests from people researching my Rimrock English Shepherds website. Although “new” to the world of English Shepherds, they are my constant companions and working dogs, and are often the focus of many photos. Lucas and Dally are father and daughter, Eden is the new girl, and you’ll also find Elsa, Dally’s mother, in the archives.
You might also be interested in the archived posts… often you get multiple photos or trivia about the same topic just by investigating older posts written on the same day in years past. Red Dirt In My Soul began in January of 2008…
Please feel free to contact me, comment, and once a month, participate in an open question and answer session! Honest and polite conversation is always welcome!