"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
"From the hackamore to the two rein from the two rein to the bridle
Steeping in tradition he's every cow pony's idle." #cowboypoetry #hackamore #tworein #bridle #bridlehorse #getdown #cowpony #cowboygirl #horsewoman #buckarette #desertlife
There hasn't been much time for running lately but it makes me appreciate it that much more when I get to go! Zeus is learning more with every adventure, even saw a llama for the first time today. Add in a new area to explore and a beautiful day, I'll call it a success!
#5ktraining #motherrunner #fitfam
Normally kids, chores, or paying jobs get the best part of my day.
But this day, the blank page gets a few minutes of quiet, undivided attention while I'm at my best (well, its quiet except for my clunking washer and squeaky dryer :/ ). #blankpage #writer #writing #cowboypoet #cowboypoetry #coffee
I must say, Cinch was the most adorable side kick today, but I may be bias ;) This little guy moved cows for the first time and kept jabbering about being a "super cowboy boss with daddy." Although he's not quite as horse crazy as big brother, I think he's coming around :) #cowboymom #ranchwife #buckaroointraining #ranchlife #ranchkid #ranchmama
There are so many moments worth remembering today, but this is one of my favorites!
Sam had the opportunity to try out an off the track thoroughbred as a possible ranch horse. He's been off on an injury and has never been exposed to western tack. I really enjoyed watching Sam find middle ground with this animal. The fine line of compassion and expecting manners.
Quirt was apparently just as enamored.
#mybuckarooman #chazmitchellcustomhatz #flathat #thoroughbred #ottb #nextgeneration
Any day spent with this hunk is a good one, but for the first time all 4 of us went to move cows! I'm so proud of our boys, pictures to come soon ♡
#mybuckarooman #chazmitchellcustomhatz #mare #ranchhorse #stringhorse #sagebrusholdwest #cpunch #pershingcounty #nevada #homemeansnevada
"If you’re looking for the make-up faced girl on a circle, a war bag straight out of Capriolas, or a drunken buckaroo party account, I’m probably not your style. "
A little bit about why my posts have changed over the last few weeks :) #cowboypoet #cowboypoetry #cowboygirl #cowboymom #flathat #jaxonbilthatco #agvocate #beef #ranchwife #ranchlife #ranchfamily
Yes, someone eventually has to shovel the trailer, just glad it's not worse!
P.S. I would love to see all of your #aintcowboyingromantic hash tags!!! #fromthetrenches #cowboygirl #horsewoman #buckarette #cowboy
Oh, you know, just keeping it ranchy!
That moment when you meet a new family, they ask if the kids want to rope goats and you know you've met your kind of people!
#goatroping #ranchkid #startemyoung #newfriends