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The Search for Eldorado

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The Old Way

Tales from Argentina.

SEAN KELLEY

Who's Afraid of Mountain Lions

Fear flows in both directions between humans and mountain lions, two species of apex predator.

CRAIG CHILDS

The Local Honeys' New Take on Old-Timey Folk Traditions

The Appalachian-rooted duo Linda Jean Stokley and Montana Hobbs are part of a growing resurgence of Kentucky mountain music on the national scene.

ANNA LOPINTO

Late Bloomers

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

ANNA LOPINTO

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.

Michael Forsberg

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.

Molly Wizenberg

Prairie Traveler

Part history, part modern travelogue along the Oregon Trail.

Anna LoPinto

Mr. Frying Pan

This bronc stomping’, smooth-talking, bow-legged cowboy has a long stride, a lean face, and a voice that would blow past you at 40 miles an hour.

Max Vanhorn

What Zapata Means to Me

How a relationship with Zapata Ranch launched my career as an acclaimed painter of horses.

Jill Soukup

My Land, Your Land, Our Land

Finding refuge, identity, and community on the rangelands we steward.

Duke Phillips III

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PLACE

An exploration of homeland, and place as a partner alongside which the entirety of our lives might unfold.

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PLENTY OF PLACES

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

anna lopinto

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.

MOLLY BALDRIGE

RE-MEMBERED

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

Amanda Knopf Rauhauser

IN PURSUIT OF RADICAL JOY

"Time stopped, we say, in moments of great joy or sorrow, but don’t we really mean that a moment of time imprinted itself on us, left its mark on us in such a way that the call of the Osprey as the sun fell into the Pacific, or the slosh of the green waves against the orange walls of the sand caves, or the rhythm of Raj’s hooves as we floated above a hundred thousand flowers, those things are not just part of my memory bank but part of my body as well."

PAM HOUSTON

BEEFMASTERS

A cattle breed based on natural selection and harmony with the environment.

THE BULL

The Beefmaster bull is a symbol of strength and resilience in a herd that is built for production, endurance, and efficiency.

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A PHILOSOPHY EMBODIED

The Beefmaster is a management philosophy embodied – a flesh-and-blood way of living with the land that represents how humans and their animals might do better to live in harmony with the indigenous patterns of the natural world than to try to fight them.

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THE FERTILE COW

Of all the diverse classes of cattle we have on the Chico, our mother cows work the hardest.

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FINDING RHYTHM BETWEEN LIFE FORMS

"One of a foal’s earliest, foundational moments is learning the pleasure, comfort, and safety that comes from being in time and and in step with another being — his mother. Fleeting symbiosis, when intention, understanding, and action converge between human and horse, is what we seek when we climb into the saddle."

DR. BONNEY MACDONALD

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