2011: The Year of the Asphalt Cowgirl

Hello and welcome to my blog, “Escapades of an Asphalt Cowgirl”!  I’ve been watching a whole lotta ESPN, and they have declared 2011 as “The Year of the Quarterback”.  I much prefer the way “The Year of the Asphalt Cowgirl” rolls off one’s tongue, so I hereby christen it as such. 

Allow me to introduce myself…my name is Rachel and I travel. Alot. Mostly for my job.  Hence the Asphalt Cowgirl nickname. I’ve been told more than once that I should write a book about my travels, so I’m starting a blog. Sometimes I don’t take direction very well…

I work for Montana State University as an Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, and spend quite a bit of time on the road, conducting educational programs about beef cattle for adults and youth.  This blog will showcase some of those adventures, or escapades, if you will.

Here in eastern Montana, we rang in the New Year accompanied by temperatures well below zero.  I’m posting this picture of cows and green grass at my family’s ranch last August in protest, and as a sad reminder it’ll be awhile before we see that kind of day again.

Stay tuned for new escapades during the new year!

“Now our windshield’s a painting that hangs in our room, It changes each mile like the radio tune…” —Rodeo Moon, Chris Ledoux

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