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Marci Whitehurst

Marci Whitehurst ranches with her husband and three kids in southwest Montana. Her Across the Fence blogs offer a unique viewpoint about life, livestock, cowgirl lingo and family bonds strengthened on the ranch.


This fall, I've been looking over pictures that I took this summer, some of which include our vacation. With animals and land to care for, it isn't often that our family gets away.

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Almost a year ago, we bought our first ranch. Granted, it is small in terms of most cattle ranches. Yet prior, we leased land for our cattle, so having our own chunk of dirt seems miraculous. It fit the budget, but the house needed major TLC, and the land had lacked regular care for many moons.

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