Cool Stuff – Hunting
“South Dakota Pheasant Hunting”

While I’m gallivanting around England, eating Scotch eggs and sloe gin and hunting birds and developing a British accent, I thought I’d share with you the photos I took of my wonderful experience at Cheyenne Ridge signature lodge in South Dakota last week. This beautiful place was also part of the Beretta Trident program (just like Joshua Creek was ) and it was an impressive experience. If you love pheasant, […]

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“Shooting & Shooting at Joshua Creek Ranch”

I was just in Texas Hill Country in a beautiful place called Joshua Creek Ranch. It is part of the Beretta Trident program, and one of only 4 ranches in the country to receive a Beretta Trident… it’s kind of like the Michelin Guide to the hunting world. Behind the Scenes: When I have a camera crew following me around, I think it’s important to put them in the spotlight […]

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“Ranch Tour: Joshua Creek Ranch”

The Porch House: This is the magical little house I stayed in, with it’s spectacular views of the creek and the sunset. The Main Residence: This is the home of Ann and Joe Kercheville, who are my favorite people in Hill Country. Their home belongs in architectural digest. The Lodge: This is the lodge where folks come to stay and hunt and eat. You will do all of that here […]

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“Montana Bird Hunting”

I just spent a few days in the beautiful Montana. The whole place is like a vast oil painting, I’ve never seen colors quite like it. The sky matches the Fall trees most of the time, and when it’s not, it’s casting a florescent kind of light on every nook and cranny of the earth below. We hunted the Hungarian partridge, with it’s beautiful feathers. Did you know it reaches […]

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“How to Butcher a Pig”

This post should really be called, “How to Butcher a Pig in Flip Flops.” You see, I was having breakfast. A Greek yogurt with strawberry jam to be exact. And it occurred to me that I needed to butcher the Javelina if I was going to have it for dinner. So I marched out to the barn where I met Mike and my pesky brother and got to work. Except […]

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“How to Skin a Pig”

They say that there’s more than one way to skin a cat. But as far as I know, there’s really only one way to skin a pig. And anyway, I think they’re lying about the cat. If you’ve ever been to a butcher shop, this looks a little bit like what you’ll see there. Except we’re starting one step earlier while the skin is still on. If the sight of […]

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“The Javelina Hunt”

I spent yesterday making wine and smoking Javelina. For those of you who don’t know what a Javelina is, it’s not a pipe. It’s an animal that looks like a desert rat… somewhere between a wild boar and a rat. Really. It’s true. So I thought I’d show you how it all came to be. You see, I was invited to Texas by a ranching family, and seeing as I […]

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“Railroad Tracks & Other Urgent Matters”

Over the weekend I went out into the wild west to work on a chapter for my next book. You would think a girl could rest on her laurels and just be done with it after “Food Heroes,” but alas… someone’s got to put food on the table around here. (If you want to see the first of many ranch tours I’ll be putting on this site, check out the […]

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“Ranch Tour: CF Ranch”

This is a little tour of CF Ranch, the first of many ranch tours you’re going to see this Fall and Winter, as I gallivant and escapade (can that be a verb?) and roll around in the mud on all four corners of the earth. I feel that you should roll around in the mud too, at the very least via a photo gallery. Plus many of these places are […]

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“SHE Safari Givaway”

Today, for all the wild women in the world, (or all the men who know wild women and like to give them presents), I’m giving away some rockin’ clothes from SHE Safari. As you know, I don’t know how to dress myself. Walking into my closet every morning is a source of stress. When I was young I only wore shoes until it became borderline inappropriate. See what I mean? […]

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