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About ranchwifeslant

Amy writes a humor column based on rural living and ranch life from the southern Black Hills of South Dakota. She and her husband raise their two kids on a fourth generation cow/calf operation near Pringle; the Elk Capital of South Dakota.

Bringing People Together, Sharing a Meal, & Benefitting Ranchers Affected by Atlas

    A Senior Project Success: When our son Myles said he was thinking about putting on a steak feed to benefit the Rancher Relief Fund for his Senior Project (a fairly new requirement for South Dakota high school graduates), … Continue reading

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“Homemade” Cereal–A Kirk Ranch “Cheat Night” Suppertime Staple

At our house, we love our cereal, especially on nights when nobody feels like eating leftovers another night, I don’t feel like cooking, or I can’t think of something quick to fix and everybody’s hungry and nobody wants to wait … Continue reading

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Thought for The Day #4

I can really relate to this quote, being a stay-at-home mom, homemaker, and rancher alongside my husband, Art. Many days I feel like I’m not doing enough to make a difference in the lives of others and this quote is … Continue reading

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The Tack Room “Museum”

The last week in February we started calving and had a bad cold snap. Calving was just starting for us, and it was while Art and I were regrouping in the tack room recording some eartag numbers of new pairs … Continue reading

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A Mudroom Made of Old and New

(Note: I tidied up our mudroom just for you. Normally it does not look nearly this neat, or is the floor swept up and clean. Knowing that I cleaned the place up a bit don’t you feel special?) Mud, dirt, … Continue reading

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The Modern Day Ranch

America’s ranches may have gone through some changes over the last 150 years but ranching is still going strong and continues to be a great part of western Americana.  From the start of most of America’s ranches, hardy women have … Continue reading

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Meals on Wheels

A lot of today’s ranchers have modernized the way they feed their cows by using a hydraulic bale bed. My husband refers to ours sometimes as a “tractor” because the system replaces feeding cows with a tractor and is considered … Continue reading

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It’s A New Year!

I was going through all my past columns on New Year’s Eve and came across this column I wrote about the New Year in 2013. Just had to share and thought it could easily apply to every new year. Wishing … Continue reading

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Let Your Home Inspire You

Sometimes it takes leaving home for me to appreciate where I live. This happened recently when I went on a week-long writer’s retreat in St. George Island, Florida. I deliberately picked a retreat in a location that was totally opposite from … Continue reading

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A Perfect Afternoon for Book Reading

I caught my husband Art re-reading parts of my book this afternoon after he returned from checking on our cows up at Pringle. Just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone who’s shared posts on Facebook, showed an … Continue reading

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