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  • 5 Places to Visit in The New Decade

    If you're interested in the culture and ranching lifestyle of the American West, here are a few places you should add to your travel list for the new decade. These are some of the places we're planning to visit too when we're not working on bringing more bling your way.
  • 4 Unusual Ideas for a Cowboy Themed Christmas

    Can you believe it's December? Have you started planning your Christmas decorations, parties, gifts, and menus yet? If not, here's some serious inspiration coming your way... ideas for a cowboy themed Christmas. Whether you live in the American West or just admire cowboy culture and want to do something fun this holiday season, this post is for you.

  • 7 Best Things about Fall in the Country

    I'd take living in the country over living in the city any time of year, but fall is definitely my favorite season. Here in Northwest Montana, lush greens of summer start turning into blazing golds and reds of fall in late September, and they only get better as the time goes on... that is, unless we get an early snow. Fall foliage and nature scenes are just one of many things I love about fall. Read on to find out what all makes fall in the country so special.
  • Why Your Family History Matters

    Did you know that October was the Family History Month? That's right! Since 2001, this month has been celebrated as the one to learn and appreciate your family history. So, what's it have to do with a blog dedicated to all things American West? Read on to find out.
  • How To Choose The Right Tack For Your Horse

    Quality and purpose aside, when choosing tack for your horse, there are also some purely esthetic things to consider. Esthetic? Yes, the looks matter in horses too. You need to think of the color of your horse's coat and whether you want a more natural look, where the tack blends in with the horse's coat, or you want the tack to really stand out. So, here are some rules of thumb to take into account.
  • Preserving The Summer's Bounty

    On this Grandparents Day, it's only fit to honor your grandma by doing what she always did this time of year: preserving and canning.

    Though these two words may sound intimidating to the younger generation, preserving the bounty of summer is really fairly simple. There are several ways you can do it, depending on what you're preserving, how much time you've got on your hands, and what kind of storage you have where you live.

  • Behind the Scenes: Cowboys, Poets, Country Musicians... And Buckaroo Bling

    Have you ever been to a cowboy poetry gathering? Do you even know what cowboy poetry is? What happens when cowboys, poets, musicians... and Buckaroo Bling get together? Read on to find out.
  • 5 Country Style Activities Everyone Should Try

    Whether you're a country bumpkin or a city slicker, there are some good, old fashioned, country fun, summertime activities you should try at least once in your life. For all you know, you might decide to give up your computer games for one of these.
  • How To Care For Your Cowgirl Hat

    What cowgirl doesn't have a hat? I bet you've got at least two if not more: a felt and a straw. So, how do you properly care for your prized hats, and how do you store them when not in use? Glad you asked! That's exactly what this blog post is going to tackle today.
  • 5 Best Summer Art & Craft Shows In The Flathead

    Those of you living in the South probably wish you could find a shady spot and hibernate with a cold glass of sweet tea during the months of July and August, but here in Montana, things are hopping. Our short Montana summers are the perfect time for outdoor art and craft shows, and Flathead Valley has no shortage of them. In this post, I'm giving you the list of five biggest and best shows in the area, so if you're visiting Glacier National Park this summer, you might want to time your visit around one (or more of these shows).
  • Happy National Accordion Awareness Month!

    Hey, country music lovers, did you know June was the National Accordion Awareness Month? Yup, that's true. In 1989, National Accordion Awareness Month was established to spread the word about the resurgence in popularity of this instrument and to educate people about it.
  • 10 Staycation Ideas in Kalispell, Montana

    With summer on its way, most people are thinking about ways to fit as much fun as possible into their vacation plans. So, what if you've got no time or no money to get out of town for vacation? No worries! There are plenty of fun things to do in Kalispell, even if you can't spare time to make it to the Glacier, Flathead Lake, or other attractions close by. The 10 ideas below won't even require you to drive as far as Whitefish. Heck, you don't even need a car to enjoy most of them.