Washington Scablands Cowgirl – Rhonda Lynn Kelly

By Huckleberry Press / April 27, 2022 /
Sweetness, Rhonda and Lilly

Our cowgirls ride for the love of riding and the thrill of working in the outdoors riding hills and canyons, moving cows through some of the roughest country in the Pacific Northwest. They’re good at what they do. The ranchers know that. These women have a lot of heart and “git up and go.” In most cases, more than enough for this tough job.

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Cowgirls of Lincoln County: Kelsie Wilson, From the Git Go!

By Huckleberry Press / December 26, 2021 /

Kelsie’s family emigrated from Finland four generations ago, settled into a home in Agnew, Washington (in the Straits of Juan De Fuca) and that’s where they still are. The stability of a multi-generational home gave her the solid, loving foundation to become a rider from the young age of four.

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Born to Ranch – Kari McKay

By Huckleberry Press / November 15, 2021 /

She grew up on a wheat and cattle ranch north of Almira where she helped with the chores, preferring to work with her horse and the cattle. Raised by her Dad, she helped care for her grandmother, who lived on the ranch with them until she was 97.

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Cecelia Kostal – Cowgirl and Mother

By Huckleberry Press / September 30, 2021 /

Cecelia Kostal looks like a cowgirl – with her high boots, slim jeans, and long sleeved shirt that covers a tank top for when the sun allows breathing room. This is her daily dress.

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Cowgirls of Lincoln County

By Huckleberry Press / September 16, 2021 /

Women are doing the cowboys’ job in increasing numbers across what’s left of the west. Long days in and out of the saddle gathering and pushing stubborn cattle through pastures and into corrals for branding or doctoring makes a person tough, resilient and wholly in touch with life at its most basic. Cowboys have done it for hundreds of years. Now the new face is feminine.

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