Decompressing and Horsing Around Post SHOT Show

The past two days I’ve had a bit of after SHOT Show fun. I met Lea somewhere in the middle of the desert, and we headed directly to the Art of the Cowgirl event in Gilbert, Arizona. The ranchy event is a nice change of scenery after being cooped up in smoke-filled casinos for nearly …

Success, Relationships, Country Life, Goals

As we head into February it's time to reflect, renew, and keep pushing toward our goals. Keep striving to become a better you. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts."~Winston Churchill 2019 seems to have begun with a jolt. I'm excited about the momentum I have …

Stop With the Excuses by Save the Cowboy

I came across this image and message of "stop with the excuses" a while ago. I found it inspiring because don't we all come up with reasons, blame, justifications, and ways to whitewash an outcome? As we head into the week, read the piece from 'Save the Cowboy' and think about what ways you're inhibiting …

Handbags for a Country Girl Who Goes to Town

I've had a struggle that past few months and it's not the typical one of lugging a huge satchel around with my computer, camera, chargers, and gear. I've retired that messenger style bag but also had to retire the old heave MacBook Pro (MBP). I have new, smaller, more sleek, easier to travel with, MBP. Don't …

Ranch Life – A Red Head in the Pond

So, some days things don't go according to plan around the Anstine Ranch, including days when red heads end up in the pond. Today I planned to get my Thursday YouTube video edited and uploaded, so you can view it tomorrow. Let me tell you how my plan got ...  maybe not derailed, but off-track. …

Tom You Will Be Missed – Life on the Ranch

Tom the Turkey

We acquired Thomas at a 4-H auction. He was intended to be a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner and ended up with our family for three and a half years. Tom had a couple of friends who were eaten by coyotes, bobcats and shredded by raccoons. Tom always managed to survive the attacks and he became …