ranch life

It’s Time for the 2022 Wild Ride — Western Folklife Center

It’s January. It’s 2022. It’s time for a Wild Ride! Inspired by Walter Piehl’s angelic Betsy aboard a bucking Blue Buttes artwork (featured on the special Wild Ride products), we’re…

Living with Livestock: A Summer Herding Cattle in the Sawtooth Mountains

As I drove north and east, away from the golden California foothills that are Steinbeck country and into a Martian landscape where places went by names like “Craters of the Moon,” “Atomic City” and the “Sawtooth Mountains,” I wondered what was wrong with me.