LATE BLOOMERS

Two singular artists of Americana music, Nikki Lane and Sierra Ferrell, on friendship, songwriting, and their eclectic paths to fame.

ANTLER TIPS

Rushes, sedges, robins, flickers, and mule deer on a walk through Zapata Ranch.

RITES OF PASSAGE

Measuring the learning curve of ranch management by whether the land begins to reveal its deepest secrets and highest rewards.

LIKE A SONG

A young girl’s foray into horseback riding, and how the feel for riding grew to live in her body, below consciousness, like a song.

THE HIDDEN PRAIRIE

“It’s close to noon, the sun is high in the sky. It’s hot, and the prairie looks largely devoid of wildlife. Coming in you did see a small group of...

THE IMPORTANT PLACES

When Forest Woodward was born in the summer of 1986, his father wrote him a poem about “the important places.” This short film by Woodward explores how, many years later,...

RIVER IN THE SKY

There is a river in the sky that washes up the center of the continent each spring and its current rushes and rolls with waves of wings.

RE-MEMBERED

Against the backdrop of valley, mountains, and dunes, Amanda Knopf Rauhauser makes sense of her grandmother’s passing following a battle with dementia.

LIGHT AND PLACE IN THE ART OF BRUCE MUNRO

British artist Bruce Munro’s immersive, site-specific installations utilize light to create experiential art. Ranchlands spoke with Bruce about his journey to artistic recognition, the inspiration he draws from travel and...

FEBRUARY READING LIST: FIVE BOOKS ON PLACE

Whether focusing on a specific 360-acre meadow over the course of a century or using fictional characters to help understand an entire western state, these five books offer insights into...

PLENTY OF PLACES

Singer-songwriter Riddy Arman on how her sense of place weaves its way into the lyrics of her music.

FROZEN WORLD

Snow always makes me think of dead rabbits. The winter when I was going on nine, it finally snowed on our house by the highway. I loved the way it...

MY LAND, YOUR LAND, OUR LAND

This place is a refuge for myself, my life with my wife and my children and the people I work with. It is my identity. It is where I feel...

MR. FRYING PAN

We all know that time breeds familiarity, and the time that I have spent on the truly unique Frying Pan Ranch has ingrained it in my head as more of...

QUERENCIA

Everyone has a querencia, a place where you love what you do, how you feel, where everything makes sense and you’re at your best. The MP Ranch is mine.

WHAT ZAPATA MEANS TO ME

Some ranch days I might spend observing big bustling cattle brandings or the intimate happenstance of a wrangler working her project pony, sneaking in a quick and blissful bareback ride.

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