At last, the second season of Longmire starts Monday, May 27, 10e-9c.
Had a great time last night at the opening concert of the 2013 Genoa Cowboy Poetry Festival in (of course) Genoa, NV. Waddie Mitchell, Dave Stamey, and Hot Club of Cowtown mingled poetry/storytelling, cowboy songs, and 1930s country swing for a spectacular show. What a night. Then we topped it off with a steak dinner at the Tombstone bar and grill just down the road. The festival continues through Sunday, although I realize it's far too late for most folks to get here from too far away.…Continue
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I heard today that Mackay Hedges' novel, The Last Buckaroo, may be in movie production. Has anyone heard anything about this? The Last Buckaroo is about two ranch cowboys, Tap and Dean, who roam from ranch to ranch working as buckaroos typically do. It's a great and very realistic story about this way of life told by the real deal, Mackay Hedges. He's still working on Dean's ranch in Montana and is somewhere approaching his 80s. His second novel, Shadow in the Wind, is the sequel. The Last…Continue
Just got word that the folks at the Genoa Cowboy Poetry Festival are looking for western authors to exhibit their books at the festival. One contact name is Bryan Fitzgerald. Also, here's the Vendors/Artists page of the Festival website.
Thousands of Nevadans celebrated the entry of the territory of Nevada into the Union by attending the annual parade in Carson City; then gathered in various locations in Carson City to hoist a glass of beer (or several) to the Battle Born state. Politicians took this opportunity to campaign and nearly two hundred community organizations, school bands, and military groups marched in the parade that honored troops who fought in every conflict from the Civil War to Afghanistan. One interesting…Continue
Added by Sue Cauhape on October 27, 2012 at 6:19pm — No Comments
Just had to mention that the winner of the World Championship Cowboy Fast Draw event has been chosen. Here's the story in today's Reno Gazette-Journal: http://www.rgj.com/article/20121014/LIV11/310140046/Reno-security-specialist-Fastest-Gun-Alive-
Meanwhile, Jeff and I met these two characters at another fast draw meet in Reno about a year ago.…Continue
Okay, clothing experts, I have a question. My husband's ggg-grandmother made her living "turning the fabric" in families' garments. She would live with the family while she disassembled the suits and possibly other garments, turn the fabric inside out and resew the garments. This would help the garments wear longer.
Meanwhile, Jeff's also seen characters in western movies, usually shopkeepers, wearing leather cuffs over the cuffs of their shirts. We assumed that was to protect the…Continue
Here I go again plugging my stuff. I finally figured out how to upload my novel, Paradise Ridge, to Kindle. It's available now for just $1.99 at
Pardon me for self-promoting, but I got a surprisingly kind and positive review of my novel, Paradise Ridge, on amazon from Dale B. Jackson, the author of truly excellent book, They Rode Good Horses. Anyway, here's the review:
Excellent New Voice in Western Literature
If you draw circle roughly around an area that includes northern Nevada, southern Oregon, and southern Idaho, within that circle exists a culture and people who live a lifestyle largely untouched by…Continue
My husband, Jeff, and I had the pleasure of participating in this year's Pony Express Re-Ride. Jeff's a HAM radio operator who joined with many others to monitor and report on the progress of the riders. We were camped on Overland Pass, northeast of Eureka, NV., and supported the riders who handed off the mochilla at our camp at 2:30 Saturday MORNING. The relief riders, Dawn and Tony, rode up to our camp about three hours early and we waited and gabbed over my anemic coffee. Dawn and Tony…Continue
Okay gang, now that we've beaten the Hatfields and McCoys to death, what did you all think of the premier of Longmire last night?
Anybody hear anything about the new A&E western, Longmire?
Wanted to share this website link:
These are NOT historical photos, by the way.
Since it's springtime and flowers are in bloom, I wanted to mention the "other Tombstone celebrity," the Tombstone Rose. We had the pleasure of visiting this remarkable and lovely lady and even brought home a clipping. This little piece of this magnificent "tree" has grown to circle the living room twice and has even survived nibblings by the local deer and our terrorist cat, Snigglefritz. The Tombstone Rose is truly the rose too tought to die. We've planted our little trimming in the ground…Continue
To my delight, I've recently discovered the old Roy Rogers series being aired on RFD-TV Sunday mornings and have gotten a huge kick out of Dale Evans. She was one spunky lady. After years of hearing the femininazis denigrate 19040-50s women, it's fun to watch these old films and TV shows and see, in their era-appropriate ways, just how cool and courageous these women were.
Dale ran her own business and ranch, quite separate from Roy as I've been able to gather, and wasn't afraid to…Continue
I just uploaded a slideshow of some of our favorite places along the eastern Sierra Nevada to YouTube. If you've got a moment, take a peek: http://youtu.be/HioyGkaPSdY
For what it's worth:
For those interested in "cowboy" music and poetry festivals, here's Dave Stamey's "Endless Concert Tour" list:
Added by Sue Cauhape on December 29, 2011 at 10:21pm — No Comments
Red's Highway 395 Grille in Carson City has all these antique machines, wagons, and other stuff hanging all over the place. Our waitress said this thingamabob was a thresher, but I don't know. Anybody here know what this contraption…Continue