In a small town in the western great plains lives a 90 year old cattle woman. Raised in the Kansas dust bowl, surviving the Great Depression, she has experienced more in her life than most people could in three.
As it sometimes happens when people grow older, the Cattle Woman’s mind isn’t always as sharp as it used to be. Recent events can slip in and out of memory, but days gone by can be pulled out of her and relived as if they happened yesterday.
The Cattle Woman kept a handwritten daily journal for decades. While the topics aren’t always engrossing, they give a snapshot of what it was like to be an independent woman, and a cattle rancher in a time when the profession was predominantly men.
This site is dedicated to this amazing woman, and each post is one day from her life transcribed to the best of my abilities.