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Pastor in the Pasture

The Cowboy Pastor’s Wife Norma Elliott: How Real Help……Really Matters

August 30, 2017 — Long after the news crews left we were still there, making the drive to our land every evening to work on the house. We'd got the windows in and electricity on almost a year later. We stood in the yard to admire the work. The

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Pastor in the Pasture: Stop comparing and keep walking

May 10, 2017 — It's easy to compare. You daywork for your neighbors and immediately you start comparing your rig, your trappings, your horse, and your performance. You pull up and see 'ol Fred's 2nd Gen Dodge pickup that is used but it's nice. His trailer is used as

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The Cowboy Pastor’s Wife: Making the cut

April 27, 2017 — It was something I had done for years. Cutting my boys' hair. I did it mainly because we needed to save money. It was my way of contributing to our budget. Cowboy life is not about money- we all know that. When they were little,

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The Cowboy Pastor’s Wife: Do you make a fuss if they cuss?

March 16, 2017 — Isn't it funny how a bad habit seems to stick quicker than a good habit sometimes? Why is that? Probably because the bad habit requires more drama and kids notice drama. The pot licking dogs got in the door and stole dinner off the counter…you

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The Cowboy Pastor’s Wife: How to do your best work

March 9, 2017 — Do you ever have too many irons in the fire? Maybe that doesn't happen to you…..but for me all those irons can look confusing when I'm trying to grab the right one. When this happens to me, I may drive right by that windmill that

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Pastor in the Pasture Wendel Elliott: Coincidence?

March 7, 2017 — It was just a chance meeting while standing in line to order a quick bite to eat. Or was it? We have those countless times at the feed store, ranch horse sale, coffee shop/cafe, post office, or on a trip. You've had that time you

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Pastor in the Pasture Wendel Elliott:

March 3, 2017 — Fresh shod hooves, thunder from the pens, on fresh horses that have had a good rest since the fall works. The horses that have broken out in front begin to be checked by the lead riders. The first few miles can be a little fast

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The Cowboy Pastor’s Wife by Norma Elliott: Don’t leave the gate open for disrespect

February 21, 2017 — Knowing he had a particularly busy schedule, I was trying to help my cowboy pastor husband by taking on a few more chores. I was actually going to surprise him but I needed a little more information before I could pull it off. I asked,

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The Cowboy Pastor’s Wife Norma Elliott: 10 Things Ranch Women Do That Other Women Don’t

February 17, 2017 — Yep she's a certain breed of women all right. Her closet may have more boots than heels. Her resume may include ranch wife extraordinaire, able to hook up trailers with the help of a ball ping hammer and a crow bar, number one calf puller,

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Pastor in the Pasture: Cowboy Romance

February 9, 2017 — She had the picture in her mind and it had occupied her thoughts for the last couple of weeks. It was a night out, to get dressed up, and have the babysitter watch the kids for a few hours. She envisioned her cowboy with the

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The Cowboy Pastor’s Wife Norma Elliott: 10 Things I’ve learned about life while working cattle

January 23, 2017 — You know that feeling you get when you realize that you've done something wrong? You either feel the stares of others or you get called out. I wasn't raised on a ranch nor had I ever worked cattle until I met my husband. Working beside

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Pastor in the Pasture Wendel Elliott: Wild mavericks

January 19, 2017 — I have heard many a story or told them about wild cattle out in the pasture. I've roped a few however I know there's fellers out there that have made a living out of it. For what ever reason they are the ones that just

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Pastor In The Pasture by Wendel Elliott: Charging in to 2017

January 3, 2017 — The battle lines had been drawn. Horses pawed the ground and pulled at the bit in anticipation. Riders had their lances in hand, raised and awaiting the opportune time to be lowered into a battle ready charge. Brothers were pitted against brothers in this scene.

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The Cowboy Pastor’s Wife: 15 sayings we don’t hear anymore

October 13, 2016 — He had written them down for me once before. Sayings…you know the kind that make you stop and think. I had lost the letter with these sayings, in a house fire. Almost ten years later and upon my request, he wrote them down again. His

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Pastor in the Pasture Wendel Elliott: Shouldering the load

October 5, 2016 — I used to work for a veterinarian that had mostly a large animal practice and specialized in equine surgeries. He is a talented doc and I sure learned a lot from my experience at that clinic. He would perform colic surgeries and arthroscopic surgeries as

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The Cowboy Pastor’s Wife: How to rock at being a cowboy’s wife

September 7, 2016 — You're already good at getting gates. Number one loader of the hay and you're quick at hooking up the trailer. You can make the feed run in 3 and-a-half hours flat….that's when the road has been graded! You can make a pot roast, make a

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Pastor on the Pasture: The squeeze chute of self control

September 7, 2016 — There are many times as cattle ranchers where you may find the need to restrain livestock in some form or fashion. They are under your care and you need to administer that care. That can include vaccines, castrating bull calves, dehorning, or worming. That list

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Pastor in the Pasture: A time for harvest

September 1, 2016 — The fruit of production agriculture is going to be on us soon if not already. There will be crops to bring in and livestock to ship. This season is the culmination of all the preceding steps of plowing, sowing, cultivating, and coming soon is harvest.

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Pastor in the Pasture: Being put on the anvil

August 13, 2016 — I'm sure not a farrier and definitely not a blacksmith. I respect those of you who are. The farrier is a combination of where science and anatomy meet art. After spending 3/4 of the morning under one horse…(yes that's right the number 1, as in

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Pastor in the Pasture: Camp, Not a Permanent Place

March 3, 2016 — The starting of the day at camp during the works starts with the early morning sounds of the camp cook getting the coffee pot boiling. The sun is far from coming over the horizon but it's time to roll out of the bedroll and unzip

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