Having several auctioneers in our family for the last three generations, I keep a watchful eye on The World Livestock Auctioneer Championship. Since 1963, the Livestock Marketing Association has been sponsoring the annual competition of livestock auctioneers who practice their chant throughout the United States and Canada. The purpose of the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship […]
As a small girl, I truly thought Leroy Van Dyke’s song “The Auctioneer” was written about my Dad whom I was and continue to be in awe of. “There was a boy in Arkansas who wouldn’t listen to his ma when she told him he should go to school. He’d sneak away in the afternoon, […]
When you go to the barn and open the tack room door, just stand back and look at what you have accumulated over the years to accommodate your horses and training needs. Tack of all sorts, saddles, saddle blankets, horse blankets, brushes, buckets and then look at the wall of bridles and bits. I have to […]
Some people think the cowboy way of life has disappeared from the prairies—gone forever are the cattle drives, roping and dragging calves to the fire for branding. Alas, those folks have not experienced life on working ranches. I am happy to be a rancher’s wife, married to a cowboy that has owned or managed cattle […]
A blogger, photographer, wife, mother and grandmother proudly documenting our lifestyle of ranching and the horse industry in raising, training and supporting the American Quarter Horse. Our family is involved in cattle ranching competing in AQHA events, roping, barrel racing, ranch rodeos and horse sales.