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A Little Faith

Have a little faith. It’s one of those little phrases to get you through a rough spot in the road. As we get ready to celebrate Christmas, and especially this year, we all need to have a little faith; in God, in the Country and in your neighbors. I want to share a little story…

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All The Comforts of Home

It was December of 2005 and there we were back at Rex Glover’s place, the 5R Ranch. Just as always, when I got down to the Summerfield camp, it was snowing and blowing. This was typical weather for a fall gathering at Rex’s. Bobby, Chris and I never could figure out why Rex called it…

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Spring Works on The Bell Ranch Videos

Previously we posted a couple videos from our time on The Bell Ranch cooking for their spring works. Well due to some technical difficulties… (which I don’t know a whole about, but my wife took care of)… they’re up and running. Enjoy and share. PART 1   PART 2

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Unwanted Guests

It was May of 1996, on the Silverbrook Ranch near Abeline,Texas during two weeks spring works. It was with a crew I had never met, in country I had never been and I was using their wagon instead of mine. Now, that might sound like a challenge but I like an opportunity to overcome circumstances…

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Landmark or Life

The windmill has been around for as long as I can remember. It serves as a landmark in the pastures and a reference point for those traveling through. It’s often a meeting place for social gatherings and most importantly life’s blood to those in harsh and desolate places.  All it takes is a breeze that starts…

It’lldo

There’s no telling how many times I heard this little saying over the years from the old timers I was around to present day… It’lldo.  It was sometimes meant as, “That will get us by until we have time to do better,” or  “It’lldo this time, and we will gather all of them the next time.” I even…

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Chances are…

I have been cooking for along time, 33 years to be exact, and built many a fire and slept in some really bad weather. And from experience, I am here to tell you that the cold is far better than the hot and the snow is better than the rain but to me, the worst of…