Here in the West, September’s arrival signals many transitions– the transition from afternoon monsoons to high county snow squalls; from dark green aspens to groves of golden foliage; from serene herds of grazing elk to the aggression of the rut. So, in the spirit of this magical time of year, here are six books that build on the theme of transition. Whether describing an author’s physical movement across landscapes or a fictional character’s transition through time, these stories remind us to embrace and respect the ever-changing nature of our lives.
If you are ever lucky enough to spot a swift fox, don’t blink, as they will quickly vanish into the vast expanse of the prairie.
How to locate seven inch swift fox burrow entrances on an 89,000 acre ranch.
Hear an electric buzzing alien shriek on the summer prairie? That’s the mating call of a Colorado cicada, the cactus dodger.
From copper mallow and cutleaf evening primrose to moss campion and Western spiderwort, this summer’s prairie was awash in a kaleidoscope of blooms thanks to ample rains.
António Garcia has been farming successfully for over seven decades. His guiding principle? Topsoil. Meet one of the local farmers whose produce supplies the Zapata Ranch kitchen.
Don’t start until you finish, don’t be afraid to ask, and other advice on starting a small-scale growing operation from consultant and educator Kirk Gadzia.
How Joseph Glidden’s 1874 invention shaped an industry, and with it, a historical ranch in the Texas Panhandle.
Visit the striking San Luis Valley. This Colorado locale has a suite of ecosystems and landscapes, making it a standout birding location.
Each spring brings the budding anticipation of new life at Ranchlands. At our Zapata Ranch, newborn bison with tufts of […]