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The Packer

I received a call a few weeks back that my uncle, the last one left on my mama’s side, had passed away. We all hope we leave a legacy when we’re gone or at least make an impression to those left to carry on the torch that we lit along the way. Well I’m here to…

cowboy coffee

Cowboy Coffee

A cowboy will tell you this is not only a necessity but it’s a given at the wagon: good coffee. It’s the first thing on the fire in the morning and the last thing off every night. Now there are all kinds of coffee making gadgets nowadays: The spitting, spewing, drip coffee maker that often…

cuts of beef

Exploring Popular Cuts of Beef

We get a lot of questions as we travel the country about cuts of meat, especially beef. We put together this quick video at our local United store here in Hollis, to show where your cut of beef comes from and also what to look for when buying. Hope you enjoy and if you missed it,…

kent rollins brand

What’s Your Brand?

I’ve seen a lot of hot irons on the hide of many a yearling. When done right, it is a permanent mark and identification of ownership. Now you if you’re in a big hurry and pull that iron off too quickly, the brand is not as good. This also goes for that ol’ cow or…

kent rollins black beans and rice recipe

Creamy Black Beans and Rice Bake

As a lot of y’all know, many of my recipe come about while cooking on a ranch. I always make a menu and a grocery list to cover all the meals while out on the wagon, but sometimes it’s hard to stick to the schedule.When there’s no store around you whip together what you’ve got…

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High Pockets

A tall drink of water. That’s what I’d heard him called, but I knew him just as High Pockets. When I was little I met a lot of heroes in my little community, and many of them were just simple everyday run of the mill people. But there was something different about ole High Pockets.…