For some reason this Thanksgiving, I'm thinking of sheep. The sheep industry is havin' a fair year.  One factor is lamb being included and advertised in specialty dog food.  The sheepman's equivalent market to fast food burgers. Read more

Do you have any friends named James Roberto, Barnard or Elizabeth who don’t go by Jim Bob, Barney or Liz? If you do, they are no doubt a hangover from parents who insisted that their children be addressed by their legal name. Read more

Old dogs. They write songs about’em and watermelon wine. They have sayings about ‘em learning new tricks. They even name feet after them, i.e., “My ol’ dogs are shore tired!” Read more

In rural America, farmers and “rural lifestylers” are often neighbors. Seeking a place to better raise their children, to retire in peace, or to escape the continuing anxiety of the city, they move to the country and build a house on a two-acre plot. Read more

 WASHINGTON– The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Monday, Oct. 7, it will issue $16.2 million in grants  to provide training, outreach, and technical assistance to underserved and veteran farmers and ranchers. This funding is available through the USDA’s Outreach and Assist… Read more

When one of my cowboy friends tells me he’s getting married, my first question is “Does she have a job?” This particular wedding took place in the pines of Arizona.  I thought that I would never again see such a group of ill prepared misfits as these groomsmen, then came the 2020 lineup runn… Read more

Prejudice is a funny thing. When a city slicker or a dude comes meanderin’ into the Montana bar in Glasgow he’s liable to get a lot of hard stares. But, I’m here to tell ya, when the shoe’s on the other foot, it can be mighty uncomfortable. Read more