"Jessica's obviously really, really talented. Her material floated to the top because of the quality of her presentation and her material."
~Charlie Seeman,Executive Director of the Western Folklife Center
"Jessica's ability to take a common, everyday experience, such as cooking dinner or doing laundry, and put a ranch life spin on it has made her poetry popular with both men and women alike. She has also drawn the attention of a younger crowd that is searching for a grounded lifestyle that is real in a fast-paced, computerized society."
~Jennifer Denison, Western Horseman
"When Jessica writes poetry about the buckaroo lifestyle she is writing from a firsthand knowledge of the things she has actually seen or experienced. This puts her apart from many other western poets that tend to glamorize or write about the way they 'think it was.' When you add this hands-on knowledge to her keen, observant eye and sensitive nature, you come up with a very unique individual that can write poetry that truly touches the souls of those of us who have lived it and also those that wish they could have."
~Mackey Hedges, author of Last Buckaroo and Shadow of the Wind
Because ice cream makes grocery shopping less painful!
Sorry it has been so quiet, I just got another replacement phone. Third time is a charm right?
Got to go do a small branding this morning and was hit with a huge reminder of how blessed we are to be here. Sam and I were both horseback at the fire when I see Quirt about to crawl out of the ally. There was a colt tied up right next to the gate he was trying to go under so I began hollering "no" to get him to stop. John is on the calf but immediately goes to get Quirt stopped. If it were not for people like this in our lives and on this ranch, Sam and I would not be able to do what we do. It really does take a village, and I think we've found a pretty good one here ♡
Even through a dirty window, Nevada is breathtaking!
#nofilterneeded #pershingcounty #nevada #homemeansnevada #clouds #sunrise
Double tough horse in the morning.
#nofilterneeded #hackamore #pinto
Hope to see you at one of these shows!!! #cowboypoet #cowboypoetry #sistersoregon #paisleyoregon #redmondutah #hobbled #cpunch #pershingcounty #nevada #homemeansnevada
Nothing like saddling a willing horse under a full moon!
Practicing big horse stuff!
#hobbled #colt #roundpen
Yes, because the guest room floor made so much more sense than the comfy bed you were asked to sleep in.
#toddlermom #toddlerlife #boymom
Anyone seen Unbranded? What are your thoughts?
Sometimes the best father figures are not blood. Thank you for always encouraging, teaching, letting me know when I am wrong and for just being you! Happy Father's Day!