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Runaway

Posted on by Robin Castle / Comments Off on Runaway

Pull on the Right! By Robin Castle It was a particularly pretty winter morning on our ranch north of Shoshone. There was no wind, and the snow sparkled from the sun’s reflection. The air was crisp, and the
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Dr. Squeeze Chute

Posted on by Bobbi Phelps / Comments Off on Dr. Squeeze Chute

A Newcomer Learns Ranch Lingo By Bobbi Phelps Photos Courtesy of Bobbi Phelps In 1980, suburbanite Bobbi Phelps moved to the four-thousand-acre Wolverton family ranch in southern Idaho’s Twin Falls and Cassia Counties. Her book, Sky Ranch: Living
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Happy Lines

Posted on by Brian Parry / Comments Off on Happy Lines

Work and Hospitality on the Range Story and Photos by Brian Parry In the summer of 2019, I spent a week with my friends Jim and Jacque Moreno and their family on a beautiful 122-acre ranch near Culdesac.
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Mail Drop

Posted on by Carolyn White / Comments Off on Mail Drop

But Where Did It Land? Story and Photos by Carolyn White The snow was knee-high and each step was a struggle. Pausing to catch my breath, I muttered, “Okay, I give up. Where’d you drop it, Ray?” Half-blinded
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Bennett Mountain

Posted on by Richard Bennett / Comments Off on Bennett Mountain

A prominent mountain northeast of Mountain Home, seen on the left as you pass through the outskirts of town on I-84 eastbound, bears the name Bennett Mountain. Scores of my cousins and second cousins and their children recount with pride that the mountain was named for Richard Bennett, our ancestor.

I grew up in Mountain Home and don’t remember any of the locals or family members ever questioning the origin of the mountain’s name. It was named after my great-grandfather who ran sheep there a hundred and thirty-five years ago . . . or was it? Continue reading

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The Real Deal

Posted on by Merri Melde / Comments Off on The Real Deal

My friend Regina and I hang back a bit from Owyhee County rancher Paul Nettleton and his hands. As long-time endurance riders, we don’t quite fit in with the ranching crowd: we’re riding Arabians, and our horses wear endurance saddles. Continue reading

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