I'm going to travel off the beaten path, talk to ranchers, their families and experts, take pictures and report back to you. In the end, I think we're both going to enjoy exploring this cultural way of life and the incredible people who have been at the helm of forming this history. My credentials for writing the series could be questioned, I know. After all, I am from Kentucky, where we are more known for horse racing and bluegrass than our beef cattle. Though I'm relatively new to the New Mexico way of cowboy life, I have been on my fair number of "round-ups," "gatherings," "the works," (whatever name suits you) on my family's ranch in Otero County. Probably more noteworthy than that is the fact that I'm curious and want to learn.
I look forward to reading and linking to these articles.