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This is Page 97.

See some past photo entries below.

See an index of all past photos here.

See Page 1 here with the current photos.

 

We welcome your pictures. We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We're looking for vintage photos and contemporary photos: family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo to share, email us for information about sending it to us.


 

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We welcome your photos.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

Share your part of the West or the West of your past. To send photos and their descriptions, just email them to us.   


previous  photos

index of all photos


 

June 29, 2011

Fiddler, singer, yodeler, reciter, photographer and more, ten-year-old Montanan Brigid Reedy shares some recent photographs and captions. She writes:

These are some pictures I took around our place outside of Boulder, Montana the other day.  It's really fun to take artistic photos—it helps me see the subjects in a different way.
 


Teddy is a giant but as sweet as a puppy.

 


Sometimes ordinary tools are more beautiful when looked at more closely, like my dad's rasp.

 


I tried not to get in the reflection so you could see just the sky—but...
 


My dad's horse is wondering what exactly he's roping.
 


Roper looks bored with the paparazzi.

 


Roper looks too perfect to be real—what a show-off!
 

Brigid (daughter of songwriter and poet John Reedy) was featured at the Western Folklife Center's 2001 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, and you can see a performance in a video here. Another recent video here from Mountain West Voices showcases her yodeling.


 

 


   Share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


June 20, 2011


Cowboy, singer, and songwriter Daron Little shares recent photos of driving cattle. He tells:

It was the Silver Spur Ranch out of Encampment, Wyoming (where I work) and we were trailing about 200 pairs thru Encampment Wyoming up to cow camp. We went about 12 miles and then paired them out...only had one bronc ride in the morning and the guy tapped off and got him rode.
 


Heading into Encampment with our herd. I gave a big ol whoopa when we went by the campground
in town to wake up any late sleepers
 


Waiting on the drive
 


The drags coming up the first pull over the hill
 


Toodling down the trail
 


Get 'um up
 


Pairing out the cows at the end of the trail, 9500 feet or so elevation.
 


Philosophizin'

 

Find more about Daron Little in our feature here and
at his web site, www.ranchcowboymusic.com

 


   Share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


 

June 6, 2011


 

 

Montana photographer and journalist Jeri Dobrowski shares photos and captions from a recent adventure.  She writes:

In April 2011, I checked "chuck wagon cooking school" off my bucket list following completion of Kent Rollins' Chuck Wagon Boot Camp.

Kent and his fiancé, Shannon Keller, welcomed three students to their camp near Wichita Falls, Texas: David from Wisconsin, my husband, Rob, and me. There were still 6-ft snow banks in our neighborhood when we left Montana. In Texas, they were in the midst of a drought with temperatures above 100 degrees. Talk about a shock!

Over the next four days we listened, watched, cooked, ate, and laughed our way around Kent's camp. I won't say it was the most relaxing vacation I've ever taken, far from it. But, we made a passel of great food and new friends to boot. Without a doubt, it was one of the greatest adventures of my life. If you are a student of the West, you owe it to yourself to take the class. You will gain a whole new appreciation for the chuck wagon cook.


photo © 2011, Jeri Dobrowski
Kent hefts an oven of Sparklin' Potatoes onto the stove

Arriving the afternoon of the first day, Kent told us to relax, that we were his guests. He promised that he'd put us to work the next day. True to his word, he provided information and hands-on experience in chuck wagon cooking that sent us home with confidence and some great memories.

 


photo © 2011, Jeri Dobrowski
Classroom for Kent Rollin's Chuck Wagon Cooking School, Byers, Texas, April 2011

Cowboy tepees surround the cook tent where Kent hosted his most recent chuck wagon boot camp. We slept in the tepees to be near the action. Cooking for a crew of cowboys starts early in the morning by building a fire in Kent's cook stove, Bertha.

 


photo © 2011, Jeri Dobrowski
Cowboys bringing cattle to the corrals for branding

This was the view from the chuck wagon. It provided a reminder as to why we were there: cooking for a branding crew. Besides the cowboys, one day we fed a television news crew and 80 elementary schools students who came out to the ranch on a field trip.

 


photo © 2011, Jeri Dobrowski
David checks the bottom of a batch of sourdough biscuits

Kent told us to always carry a fork in our pocket that we could use to test what was cooking in the Dutch ovens. Biscuits may look done on the top, but unless they're also browned on the bottom, they're not done. And if they're black on the bottom, well then you burned the bread.

 


photo © 2011, Jeri Dobrowski
Freshly made cherry desserts

After making and baking our assignments, we brought them to the serving table for grading.

These three 10-inch Dutch ovens contain a new recipe that Kent and Shannon are considering adding to their repertoire. Because it contains a high amount of sugar, it burns easily. Hence, it needs to be watched closely while baking.

 


photo © 2011, Jeri Dobrowski
Making biscuits by lantern light

One morning my assignment was to make sourdough biscuits for breakfast. Kent handed me a lantern, and I headed off to the prep table to get to work.

After picking a few millers out of the mixing bowl and Dutch oven, they were ready for baking. It was exciting to set a large oven of perfectly-browned biscuits out for the crew.

 

Find more photos from Kent Rollins' Chuck Wagon Boot Camp at Jeri Dobrowski's photo gallery here and read more in her May, 2011 Cowboy Jam Session column here.

Visit Kent Rollins' site at www.KentRollins.com.

Jeri Dobrowski has contributed many other interesting photos to Picture the West, including:

 A recent reunion of her Montana pioneering family

  Some domesticated critters

  Petroleum exploration work in her area

  Striking photos of her prairie flower garden

  Highway signs from eastbound I-94 between Rosebud and Hathaway, Montana

More highway signs from the eastbound I-94 near Hysham, Montana 

  Photos and historical markers from Montana's Highway 12

  Photos of her family's veterans for Veteran's Day

  A special Fourth of July photo

  Photos and stories from the early 1900s in Coalwood, Montana

  Photos about her grandfather and "all the things he ever rode..."
 

Family photos of generations of veterans and some additional World War I photos

Family photos from Yellowstone, from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s

Contemporary photos for the Fourth of July

  1940s-era photos about McNierney Livestock

 
photo by Jennifer Dobrowski

Read Jeri Dobrowski's Cowboy Jam Session and more about her here.

See her gallery of Western performers and others at her site here.

 


   Share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


 

 

May 23, 2011

Texas writer, poet, and reciter Linda Kirkpatrick shares two photos that show how dramatic the drought is in Texas. 

She writes:

The first photo is of my granddaughter, in my front yard about 14 years ago, in May. The yard usually looks like this at this time of year...

...however we are in a severe drought here in Texas. Everyone is selling their cattle for lack of grass as you can see in the second photo. This photo, taken May 17, 2011, is similar to how the land looks in August after a long hot summer. The Frio River just keeps getting lower and lower and many people are hauling water for household use as the wells are going dry.

 

Linda Kirkpatrick has shared many other interesting Picture the West photos:

  Hawk's Nest Cattle Company chuckwagon

   The old home ranch house

  Garner State Park

  Horses and horsewomen in her family

  Raising goats in Texas

  Vintage dolls from a ranch girl's life

   Photos and a story about the wild hogs of Frio Canyon in Texas Hill Country

  Sheep and goat ranching photos from the 1950s and later

    1930s photos from her Texas hometown's history

lkFLEMINGfinal.JPG (40636 bytes)  A 1905 family photo, Texas Ranger family history and contemporary photos

lkwatsonsmj.JPG (24370 bytes)  A 1930s-era photo of cowboy polo team


Photo by Jeri L. Dobrowski; see her gallery of western performers and others here.

Read more about Linda Kirkpatrick and some of her poetry here.

 


   Share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


See an index of all past photos here.

Find the current photo here.

 

 

 

 

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