Archives for Cowgirl Confessions

15 Things You Might Not Know About Me

I’ve run across quite a few of these posts recently and thought it was a neat idea…..especially since I’m challenged for content lately. So, here you go, some trivial things about me that you may or may not have known. I live in jeans and boots. And dirty fingernails, too.
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My Daughter’s Gift to Me

Last weekend, I traveled to the San Jose (California) area to have an early Christmas celebration with my youngest daughter, my father, brothers and other extended family members. The family is growing…..as families do. My brother has an adopted son, a 16 month old son and a daughter on the
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Viva Las Vegas!

I had a fantastic time in Las Vegas last week, checking out all the NFR (National Finals Rodeo) action, shopping with friends, a little nightlife and showing Handsome the sights around Las Vegas, since this was his first time there. (Please keep in mind as you’re looking at these photos,
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I’m a Cali-Girl, Born and Bred

California is a great state. Yes, political issues aside, I’m a born and bred Cali-girl, and proud of it. I’ve tried living in other states, but I always end up back here in California. You can’t beat the climate and the diversity of the terrain and the number of things
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When Your Baby Goes Under the Knife

No matter the age, our babies are always our babies. And when your child is wheeled away from you on a hospital gurney, there is no greater tug on the heart strings. I’ve watched my oldest daughter go under general anesthesia 7 times now (even though I tell her the
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Ranch Horse Versatility

This morning I decided to head to a nearby town and check out a Ranch Horse Versatility show. I’ve often thought about showing in this discipline, but first I needed to go and see exactly what’s involved so I know what I need to work on. Looks like I’m gonna
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I’m Going Through Cattle Drive Withdrawals

Honestly, I never thought I personally would see the day when the cattle would not go to the high country for the summer. It’s been happening for over one hundred years now and you can count the number of years they haven’t gone on one hand. It’s the weather’s fault.
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The Care & Feeding of a Half Century Old Cowboy

Cowboys can take a beating, it’s true. And while you won’t hear them complain very often, sometimes it’s all too evident that things are out of whack. After all, hitting the ground shoulder first at what is almost assuredly mach 10, after flying off a horse on the side of
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Home, Home on the Ranch

It seems no matter how much time I spend on the ranch, I can never get enough. No matter the time of year, it sucks me in. Whether it’s winter and we’re riding in the drippy fog to gather cattle, or the summer when it’s blazing hot and the hills
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Branding or Branding?

Typically when I mention the word “branding” in my usual line of work, I’m talking about a business’ image….logo, colors, slogan, etc. In my not-so-usual line of work that I get to do from time to time, “branding” refers to marking cattle to show ownership….something that is required by law
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Christmas for Cowboys

Cowboys can never have enough gear, as a rule, and Handsome here is no exception. And, what they do have wears out pretty quickly, so there is a never-ending list of gifts to give a cowboy. Never do I struggle with what to buy him for Christmas, birthday or Father’s
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