Mongolian Venison & Broccoli

Fast weeknight meals are becoming even more important these days. There are a lot of changes coming my way in 2020 but I don’t want that to limit me from eating the same great home cooked meals as before. Often times people tell me that the dishes I make seem to fancy or difficult- and… Continue reading Mongolian Venison & Broccoli

Lights, Camera, Action: Behind the scenes at Powderhorn Ranch

“Oh wow…oh wow oh wow!” The words spilled out of Annie’s mouth. An Axis buck stood staring at our hunting blind not more than 60 yards away, antlers towering high above his head. A mating pair of Sandhill cranes flew over, calling back and forth to one another. The steam rose up from the ground… Continue reading Lights, Camera, Action: Behind the scenes at Powderhorn Ranch

Rooted in Time: Hunting Heritage Prevails in the Texas Hill Country

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey Indescribable are the emotions I feel about this old broken horned blackbuck antelope. When Adam and I first saw him with land owner Warren Blesh he was fighting in a food plot. The following morning I… Continue reading Rooted in Time: Hunting Heritage Prevails in the Texas Hill Country

Modern Day Manifest: Cooking Up a Custom Metal Home

“I manifest abundance by being grateful for what I already have.”  I’ve come to learn that I view cooking just like I view building a custom home- it involves a lot of passion and can look a bit temperamental to the naked eye. You go into it with a plan, maybe even a recipe to… Continue reading Modern Day Manifest: Cooking Up a Custom Metal Home

The Quail Quota: Empowering Texas youth for quail conservation

“Nature is an open book for those who care to read it. Each grass-covered hillside is a page in which is written the history of the past, conditions of the present, and predictions of the future.” -J.E. Weaver My Silver Bullet. If nature is an open book, we certainly read and re-read the pages. Working in… Continue reading The Quail Quota: Empowering Texas youth for quail conservation

The Curious Weed: Eating wild on the ranch

To read Part 1: Foraging on the ranch Click HERE. When asked what the wild Desert Hackberry fruit tastes like it is hard for me to describe. The only thing I can come up with is it tastes like a tiny Rainier cherry however, that could just be my Pacific Northwest background talking. Rainier cherries… Continue reading The Curious Weed: Eating wild on the ranch

The Curious Weed: Foraging on the ranch

Part 1: Desert Hackberry I am naturally curious about everything. Because I didn’t grow up in anywhere remotely similar to South Texas I can often be found staring at what some Texans refer to as weeds or “trash” plants. Even the common mesquite tree is abhorred by many.  I, on the other hand, admire the… Continue reading The Curious Weed: Foraging on the ranch

Rapacious for the Rio: The allure, argument and addiction of hunting wild turkey

Some days I am more wolf than woman And I am still learning how to stop apologizing for my wild -Nikita Gill “Wolf And Woman” Imagine sitting in complete darkness. On the bare ground. Your back to a tree. That is, if you’re lucky enough to find a tree without a plethora of biting ants or sharp… Continue reading Rapacious for the Rio: The allure, argument and addiction of hunting wild turkey

The West Texas Connection: Conservation waterfowl hunting with Heath Edgerton

  “I hear a Spec in that group!” Hundreds of geese circled above us as we lay motionless under muddy burlap blankets on the banks of a cattle farmer’s pond somewhere on the outskirts of Littlefield, Texas. The morning weather began around 35 degrees and I was thankful for my waders and hand warmers. Our… Continue reading The West Texas Connection: Conservation waterfowl hunting with Heath Edgerton

Say Yes to the Field Dress: Marriage, hunting and more.

Christmas day 2009 I should have known Adam was up to something. Sitting in my parent’s living room I was asked to close my eyes before receiving my Christmas present. I heard the clicks of cameras turning on from our family members as they sat around me. I didn’t even look at the ring when I… Continue reading Say Yes to the Field Dress: Marriage, hunting and more.