"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
I am definitely not the girl who wears make up or paints her nails to cowboy or chase kids. Personally, it's just not my thing.
Recently though, I had gel polish used during a manicure for a show and I am in love! I have not broken a nail at work since having the gel polish and they always look great! They are not as demanding as acrylic and last longer without damaging my nails. Any of you cowboy girls have good luck with gel polish?
Chase Sligar helping Sam get all set up on his saddle order!
Finally got to make it into Openshaw Saddlery here in Fallon and meet Kathy! Definitely a cute place downtown with lots to look at!
There is no rest for the wicked, town bound!
#norestforthewicked #ranchlife #redhead #roadwarrior
There is still poetry to recite this summer and I'm hoping to meet up with you somewhere along the way! If you would like to have cowboy poetry in your home or at your event, shoot me a message and let's make it happen!
#cowboypoet #cowboypoetry #greyhorse #cowboyhorse #roadwarrior #houseconcert #lovelockfrontierdays #hancockflickmemorialshow
End of a 20 hour day, and people call us "welfare ranchers." #welfareranchers #myjobdependsonag #aintcowboyingromantic #desert #cpunch #pershingcounty #nevada #homemeansnevada
Slim Shady's selfie game is strong!
In all seriousness though, the more I ride this boy, the more I love him. Here's to good horses and the country we cover with them!!! #greyhorse #therealslimshady #ranchhorse #stringhorse #cowboyhorse
Even old horses learn new tricks! This is the 2nd calf Kit Kat has ever headed and she's 16. It's never too late... #branding #roping #heading #arab
Tonight we sleep for tomorrow we brand!
#roping #roper #branding
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