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Dirt and the Dress Code

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A ranch wife must be able to make her peace with dirt. Dirt is ubiquitous, permeating, omnipresent, pervasive and abundant. It comes into the house on work boots, irrigation boots, tools, animals, small children, vegetables and the slightest breeze. If … Continue reading

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Ranch Laundry

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I’ve never had a conversation with a ranch wife in which the issue of laundry did not eventually come up. That’s because ranch wives and farm wives are constantly dealing with all the tough stuff: ground-in dirt, mud, grass stains, … Continue reading

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Breed for Function

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In the course of my career as a ranch wife, I’ve bred horses, cows, sheep, chickens and dogs. Over the years years, I’ve learned a bit – and the absolute most important lesson is to breed for function. Now, that … Continue reading

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