Silver & Saddles

Capriolas InteriorTraditional craftsmanship, family dedication and the legacy of G.S. Garcia gear have enabled this historic Nevada saddle shop to survive economic booms and busts for 80 years.

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Californio Custom

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A trio of custom trophy saddles ups the ante at the 10th annual Californios Ranch Roping & Stock Horse Contest. Get an exclusive look at the coveted awards and meet the saddle artists who created them.

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Mule Business

Baxter Black, DVMThere is a recurring condition in the life of the cowboy when bravado, belligerence and bent judgment overcomes the normal human self-protective instinct.

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Off the Grid

Waddie MitchellUsing alternative energy sources, cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell and his wife, Lisa, have created a self-sustaining lodge in tune with Nevada's high-desert ranchland.

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Towing Rattlesnakes

Baxter BlackThis month, Baxter shares the story of the "Junction City Rattlesnake Ride," in which an unexpected passenger complicates a simple towing job for a husband and wife.

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Corn Fed

ImageA staple on most family farms and ranches, corn adds substance to most any dish or meal.
 
As a young girl growing up on a farm in Oklahoma, I ate cornbread made by my mother several times a week. I thought Mother’s cornbread was the best in the world, served warm with fresh-churned butter. I remember Dad crumbling cold cornbread into a bowl of milk and eating it as a snack.
    
When I married my husband, Mack, and moved to a ranch in Arizona, I planted a large garden that included corn. I spaced the sowing about every 10 days, so we usually had corn on the cob for a month or more. I also canned all the corn I could for winter.

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