Fashion Maven

Yup. That’s me. A fashion maven. My area of “expertise”… no, not expertise, uh… my area of interest lies in cowboy equipment. Like chinks. Dang. I used to be that skinny. Anyway. Chinks. From the Spanish word, chinkaderos. Short chaps. … Continue reading

Branded in Sepia

I can’t help myself… whenever it is branding time, I have to switch my camera over to sepia mode. J. and J. share a story as Victoria swings a loop. I could do it as an effect on my Iphoto … Continue reading


Finally, it is here and gone again. Friends have arrived to help and enjoy the “fun” of branding day. Old cedar fenceposts reappear sawed to length and split for the fires.  Boy, if you could only smell it… go stick … Continue reading


Preparations for branding tomorrow have hit their full stride. The shop is cleaned and ready for weary, hungry workers. The firewood is chopped ready for the branding fire. The pop is chilled and water jugs filled for thirsty cowboys. All … Continue reading

Oh, So Close to a Perfect Picture!

I was this close…  [   ] note the size… *this* close to taking the perfect picture yesterday. Well, maybe not technically or artistically for some people… I’m no Ansel Adams!  But when it comes to *MY* category of “working … Continue reading