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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...
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.
A place-based approach to handling cattle.
A rancher knowswhat it’s like to wake before dawn-day-lightbefore even the creaks in the failingwood floors speak…
A learning environment, though at times trying, especially in a professional setting where we are trying to be economical with time and money, should be a vibrant and healthy place...
Cattle trails are not necessarily aimless ruminant wanderings, but rather the materialization of purpose and intentionality.
The singer-songwriter on how to write a great song and life at his new home on the Canadian plains.
Livestock brandings have roots dating back to over 4,700 years ago but still remain relevant today. Learn its history and role at Ranchlands.
The year is 1973, and it is a vibrant Montana spring. The wild crocuses are blooming a brilliant purple in the Big Coulee valley. A 6-year-old cowgirl is loping alongside...
Kate MacLean is the matriarch behind Longest Acres Farm, a thoughtfully operated organic livestock farm based in rural Vermont that […]
In the Unknown Certainty of Tomorrow It is November 1999. I am standing in the Chico Basin ranch corrals, watching […]
There’s definitely certain situations where the helicopter shines. But cutting pairs, sorting cattle, you can’t do that in a helicopter or a bike, that’s a horse job. The interesting thing...
Water is the most crucial tool in establishing a regenerative, rotational grazing operation on a large scale.
Ranching is a trade that is deeply rooted in history and tradition as well as being on the forefront of progress and innovation. It is a trade that can be...
I was first introduced to the term “self-selection” in a barefoot trimming clinic in Australia about a year ago. The couple that were hosting the clinic, a trimmer and a...
From epic novels about the “old West” to meditations on the natural world and humanity’s place in it, from horsemanship instructionals to our favorite cookbooks, a (non-comprehensive) list of titles...
Someone once called my father a rugged individualist, which, as I look back, comes pretty close.
Ruth Rees Phillips was my mother. She was raised in San Antonio, Texas, where she met and married my father […]
On long moves like this one, a rancher’s saddle is just as important as the horse she’s riding.