From the Archives ~ Fred Feistmann

Working Cowboy to Wealth Management Consultant ~ Spirit of the West by Hugh McLennan Ol’ Sambo was wearing somebody else’s saddle and it had the look of a rig owned by a full-time working cowboy. The slick fork Wade with a well- used, 60-foot soft poly rope neatly coiled, a pair of leather hobbles hanging …

Chuckwagon Biscuits

Lauren Hitchner – Hitchner Quarter Horses, Longview, Alberta Lauren’s mother, who was born in eastern Colorado in 1902, swears this recipe was popular on the wagon trains and with many chuckwagon cooks. The biscuits are tender and moist when fresh, yet durable enough to travel in saddle bags. MAKES 2 DOZEN BISCUITS 1 package active …

Western Hash

Bill and Patricia Dunn Mosquito Creek Ranch, Cayley, Alberta Every rancher needs at least a hundred recipes that use ground beef.  Here’s another one!   SERVES 4 to 6 1 to 1-12 lbs ground beef1 medium onion, chopped1 28 oz can tomatoes1/2 cup celery or green pepper, chopped½ cup raw ricesalt, pepper, oregano, basil to …

Scratch-My-Back Cookies

Bill and Pearl Collins – Leecoll Stables, Calgary, Alberta These cookies were Pearl’s Grandmother Harrington’s favorite. MAKES 2 DOZEN COOKIES 3/4cup butter1 cup brown sugar1 egg1-1/4 cups flour1/2 tsp salt1 tsp vanilla1/2 tsp baking soda1 cup rolled oats1 cup coconut ~ Mix butter, sugar and egg. Add remaining ingredients.  Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet …

From the Archives ~ GJ Bucking Horses

The End of an Era It’s the end of an era.  For the last 37 years, Gene and Joy Allen of the beautiful, remote Kispiox Valley in north-western British Columbia have bred some of North America’s most flamboyant bucking horses. Their high-kicking bloodlines run in many of today’s top rough stock herds. But eventually time …