"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
***Camp guy wanted*** Looking for a SINGLE, full time, year round cowboy for a remote northern Nevada cow camp. Must be a self starter who can cowboy, as well as fence, run water, etc. Please feel free to tag someone who is perfect for this position or call Sam Hedges at 541-216-0132 for more info!
I've always said, if you catch me in shorts and boots or if my jeans are wadded up inside my boots, things have gone wrong. Well, when the boys holler at you on a Sunday afternoon that the horses are out, you grab whatever is close.
We were out of grain and they were not interested in being called. Luckily Sam had a horse in the night lot pen. I saddle him as the group of loose horses takes off across a field next to our house. We are not too far from a fairly busy road and a highway so these rebels needed to be caught asap.
Keep in mind, I'm also trying to keep track of 2 toddlers. Safest place for them was on the porch, but verbally convincing them of that when they want to help is a challenge in and of itself.
I decided to set the gates up for the night lot as they are use to being fed good hay in there the night before they go to work. About that time they come thundering back up to the house. With the saddled horse in tow, I get them in a foot.
Ladies who want a cowboy, beware that your Sunday's, rainstorms, and date nights will be chalked full of moments like this. Are you good with that?
#notabucklebunny #ariat #cowboywife #cowboylife #ranchwife #horsewoman #buckarette #cowboygirl
Be great in prosperity but even greater in adversity.
♡ Happy Sunday ♡
I am definitely not the girl who wears make up or paints her nails to cowboy or chase kids. Personally, it's just not my thing.
Recently though, I had gel polish used during a manicure for a show and I am in love! I have not broken a nail at work since having the gel polish and they always look great! They are not as demanding as acrylic and last longer without damaging my nails. Any of you cowboy girls have good luck with gel polish?
Chase Sligar helping Sam get all set up on his saddle order!
Finally got to make it into Openshaw Saddlery here in Fallon and meet Kathy! Definitely a cute place downtown with lots to look at!
There is no rest for the wicked, town bound!
#norestforthewicked #ranchlife #redhead #roadwarrior
There is still poetry to recite this summer and I'm hoping to meet up with you somewhere along the way! If you would like to have cowboy poetry in your home or at your event, shoot me a message and let's make it happen!
#cowboypoet #cowboypoetry #greyhorse #cowboyhorse #roadwarrior #houseconcert #lovelockfrontierdays #hancockflickmemorialshow
End of a 20 hour day, and people call us "welfare ranchers." #welfareranchers #myjobdependsonag #aintcowboyingromantic #desert #cpunch #pershingcounty #nevada #homemeansnevada