Whether you are in the business or just sittin' the fence you will get a hilarious, inside scoop on ranching from these homespun anecdotes. Debby Schoeningh's perspective on how things happen out on the farm is a whole new look at the lesser-known moments in a rancher's life.
Between the floods on the coast and endless political wrangling in Salem and Portland, where does an Oregonian go to get a laugh? Head east, to the wide-open spaces at the base of the Elkhorn Mountains, where Debby Schoeningh turns the stuff of her everyday life into comedic essays.
“The Horseless Rancher,” published by Schoeningh’s own The Country Side Press, tackles ranch style (where most jeans are fashionably “distressed”), animal wrangling (or more appropriately, getting knocked around by cattle) and the vagaries of inclement weather. In and among the animal talk, Schoeningh wryly comments on marriage, family and what Santa’s life would be like if he owned cows. — Katie Schneider, Special to The Oregonian