"Jessica's obviously really, really talented. Her material floated to the top because of the quality of her presentation and her material."
~Charlie Seeman,Executive Director of the Western Folklife Center
"Jessica's ability to take a common, everyday experience, such as cooking dinner or doing laundry, and put a ranch life spin on it has made her poetry popular with both men and women alike. She has also drawn the attention of a younger crowd that is searching for a grounded lifestyle that is real in a fast-paced, computerized society."
~Jennifer Denison, Western Horseman
"When Jessica writes poetry about the buckaroo lifestyle she is writing from a firsthand knowledge of the things she has actually seen or experienced. This puts her apart from many other western poets that tend to glamorize or write about the way they 'think it was.' When you add this hands-on knowledge to her keen, observant eye and sensitive nature, you come up with a very unique individual that can write poetry that truly touches the souls of those of us who have lived it and also those that wish they could have."
~Mackey Hedges, author of Last Buckaroo and Shadow of the Wind
Some days a girl just needs a surprise and boy howdy, did I get one today! My amazing hat sponsor, Roy of Jaxonbilt Hat Co, and I teamed up for a second hat earlier this year. I wasn't expecting it until fall but here it is! Can't wait to share my new dress hat with you all soon ♡
#jaxonbilthatco #surprise #customhat #felthat #cowboyhat
Junior here is still trucking along this Thursday. Be like Junior, don't weaken!
#burro #cpunch #pershingcounty #nevada #homemeansnevada #dontweaken
Slim Shady was the self-appointed welcoming committee for Almeda Bradshaw, her husband Ritt, as well as my in laws, Mac and Candi Hedges!
#greyhorse #therealslimshady #welcomingcommittee #ranchhorse #stringhorse
When you find California Trail markers while checking for cows... #californiatrail #blackrockdesert #cpunch #pershingcounty #nevada #homemeansnevada
I'm stocked up on cd's so it's time to celebrate! Get either cd for $15 or both for $25 and free shipping! I can take cash, check, debit/credit card and even the occasional trade!
#cowboypoet #cowboypoetry #historyinthebarn #buckaroowomanunconfined #cowboy #mecarte #spurs #buckarette #horsewoman #homemeansnevada #ranchwife
Making the most of putting kiddos down for naps!
#noexcuses #girlboss #likeaboss #makeithappen #boymom #toddlermom
An old Nevada mustang
As wild as she could be...
I'll tell you all for sure
She made a gambler out of me
I forgot I was a mother
I forgot I was a wife
I bet it all on the horse I rode
On him, I bet my life -from Georgie Sicking's The Greatest Sport
#cowboypoet #cowboypoetry #mustang #shitter #nevada #homemeansnevada
You know you are hanging with the right crowd when toddler play days consist of pony riding and goat roping! Thanks ladies for coming over, hoping we get to do again real soon!
#ranchkids #rodeokids #raisethemright #ponies #ittakesavillage #toddlerplayday #toddlermom
Daily pages surrounded by laundry. Nope, it ain't pretty, but sometimes, neither is life. If you wait for everything be perfect, you'll miss out on a whole lot. Now to finish my coffee, attack my to do list with vengeance, and to love on some little boys, because tomorrow, it's back to riding!
#soundslikelifetome #inspiration #dailypages #shewrites #boymom #toddlermom #ranchwife #cowboypoet #cowboypoetry
Such a bitter sweet day! Went to an Army send off for this pretty girl!
I've known Sarah since she was in 8th grade. I've watched her queen and sponsored her with product. I've cowboy'd with her and branded with her. I've participated in stealing her horse and threatened to take her down over her nose ring. She's the only non-family member to take my boys over night and we've even been on a mini road trip together.
I'm so proud of the woman she has become and the commitment she has made to our country. She will be an amazing vet tech and soldier.
Sarah, when things get hard, and they will get hard, remember home. Remember the people who love you and why you started this journey. You are stronger than you know, so dig deep and hang 'n' rattle baby! "I think if a girl wants to be a legend, she should just go ahead and be one."- Calamity Jane
#army #armystrong #vettech #calamityjane