Work, Whiskey & Stories

In 'Last of the Buckaroos', cowboys trail cattle across the broad and high range of western Nevada. These scenes are routinely played out by ranches throughout the West. Read about one such drive in southwestern Montana that provided details for the fictional account.

Chapter 1

Driving Cattle in the New West

Written by Jim Van De Erve

You might think that the old ways of moving cattle would have disappeared by now. Not so.


More
Chapter 2

Wild Turkey & Work

Written by Jim Van De Erve

Cattle drives make slow progress across high range and fenced dirt roads. It gives the cowboys a chance to enjoy the wide open spaces and to chew the fat with the other cowboys.


More
Chapter 3

The Way the Old Timers Lived

Written by Jim Van De Erve

Spend much time on the western range, and you'll see the vestiges of a different time when people lived differently, but often did things the same. Don't be surprised if they had similar values, too.


More

Chapters

www.jimvandeerve.com | jimt@jimvandeerve.com