Ambushed by Police-Car Moths at 10,800′

Last summer I giggled when someone told me that they thought butterflies and moths were going extinct. All you need to do is get outdoors and look around is what I told her. Lo and behold, this summer I’m finding the moths at home, which is at about 6,500′ elevation and in the mountains while …

What to do with Leftover Elk Steak | Elk Steak Quesadilla

I grew up with a respect for everything I received, and that meant that we didn’t waste anything. Over the years it’s been a challenge to get the family to eat leftovers. Not wanting anything to spoil, I learned to improvise. In college I worked at a grocery store in San Diego. I worked in …

Special Needs Horseback Rides Bring Smiles

Riders, volunteers, and even horses are smiling In between teaching shotgun at the Women’s Outdoor Weekend and helping at the Youth Fishing Derby in Pagosa Springs Wolf Creek Outfitters (WCO) hosted the special needs children of Pagosa Springs for the annual horseback ride. Each year our team gives the kids the opportunity to watch, pet, …

Coping with the Stress of Losing an Animal

In my latest newsletter I discussed stress, coping with it, managing it, and learning from it. I mentioned that we all have stress in our lives, and … well, I may have inadvertently invited some into my life because it’s been a heck of a week. Fist off, someone said, “You look like you just …

2A Colorado Girl in DC – DC Project

Not long ago I shared information about a fundraiser event for the DC Project. This is my first year to be able to squeeze it into the schedule, but I visited our Nation’s capital as a Colorado delegate for the group. Over 50 women descended on Washington DC, coming together to support one another as …

Hunting Summit 2019 by Swarovski Optik

As a writer I’m often blessed with days of getting my hands on the latest greatest products. Occasionally that includes fabulous adventures. Last week I partook in both as I attended Swarovski Optik’s Hunting Summit. The Hunting Summit is an event of which I’ve followed in the past as I’ve used the tried and true …

Touring, Writing, Conferencing, POMA

I’ve been on the road and neglecting my updates, starting with a trip to the annual Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) conference, it’s time to catch up! The daughter and I took a road trip and made a nine-hour drive a bit longer by stopping to see some sights along the way. Do you ever …