Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Moving the blog

 Hey yall, 

I decided to switch websites, blogspot is a real pain to use from the phone and I exclusively blog from my phone - in fact my phone is my only way of accessing the Internet period. I had forgotten how hard it is to use blogspot, that headache is actually why I quit blogging 4 years ago. Anyway. 

The New Blog Address Is: https://thatcowgirlmama.wordpress.com/

Please head over there if you’re interested in hearing more from me :)   Thanks! Ruth

Friday, October 2, 2020

Last Parasha portion before Sukkot

 “And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.”

‭‭Revelation‬ ‭22:1-5‬ ‭KJV‬‬


) page, you’ll see the scriptures for next week. I’ll try to post them daily but if not, here they are haha
I got a bunch of Baking done yesterday, posted recipes in the MeWe CowgirlMama Group. The gingerbread wasn’t much of a hit but it’ll make sukkah building blocks so I still call it a win LOL 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

musings, Parasha Portion

As I’m reading this morning, a selection from the weekly Scriptures. I had to wonder, as I often have, why no one has put together a in your inbox daily portion of the Parasha. I try to read it with Buckaroo for school, so I’m wondering if it would interest anyone to have me put it up here to land in your inbox. The other thing I’m wondering is how long I’d keep it up LOL but.... maybe I’ll try it. See what feedback I get and how long I can keep it up. We’re just starting a new parasha cycle so it's a good time to jump in! 

Today I read from Joshua, the last selection of the old cycle. 

I use the Parashah chart from www.hebrew4christians.com to know where we are in the cycle. The Parasha chart is here:  


Here’s today’s portion. 

Joshua 1:1-18 KJVS

[1] Now after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying, [2] Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. [3] Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses. [4] From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast. [5] There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. [6] Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. [7] Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. [8] This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. [9] Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. [10] Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, [11] Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the Lord your God giveth you to possess it. [12] And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to half the tribe of Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying, [13] Remember the word which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, saying, The Lord your God hath given you rest, and hath given you this land. [14] Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle, shall remain in the land which Moses gave you on this side Jordan; but ye shall pass before your brethren armed, all the mighty men of valour, and help them; [15] Until the Lord have given your brethren rest, as he hath given you, and they also have possessed the land which the Lord your God giveth them: then ye shall return unto the land of your possession, and enjoy it, which Moses the Lord's servant gave you on this side Jordan toward the sunrising. [16] And they answered Joshua, saying, All that thou commandest us we will do, and whithersoever thou sendest us, we will go. [17] According as we hearkened unto Moses in all things, so will we hearken unto thee: only the Lord thy God be with thee, as he was with Moses. [18] Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Reviving the Blog

Hey Y’all! 

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here, 4 years to be exact! A few things have changed since I posted here instead of a quick blurb on Facebook or Instagram. 

I have three children now, Buckaroo will be 6 next month and is doing his first full year of school - we’re using Ambleside Online and loving it. Buckarette is 4, she’s sure she could do Buckaroo ‘s school work and makes sure I at least assign her letters to work on each day. Wrangler is just shy of 5 months old, learning to scoot along the floor on his back and working hard to learn real crawling. He’s also gnawing on everything in sight trying to cut some teeth.  

Not only is our family bigger but we’re in a different state, we’re now in Montana! The last year has definitely been an adventure but that’s a story for another day    

 This post is just a reintroduction of my family since as of 

October 1 I’ll no longer be on Facebook or Instagram because of the change in Facebook ‘s terms.   I’ll close for now but I plan to start posting the recipes and little blurbs from my life here that I used to post on IG. You can also find my CowgirlMama group on MeWe if you’re so inclined:


Thanks for reading! #ThatCowgirlMama 

Friday, July 29, 2016

ReUsable Coloring Book #MommyHack

I thought I'd sit down real quick while supper cooks and share a #MommyHack with you.
To me its a #PennyPincher, maybe for you its more #EcoFriendly. Either way, here it is - a reusable coloring book!

I took several coloring books that we already had and tore them apart, putting each page into a sheet protector.

I put all the pages into a 3 ring binder we had on hand and presto! A coloring book!

We picked up some Crayola dry erase markers and I'm really impressed with them. They color nicely, are easy for little hands to manage and most importantly? They come off with soap and water when little ears don't hear the part about "only color the picture"
*EDIT Nov 12,2016 Crayola Dry Erase Crayons are even more impressive than the markers! Check them out!*

If the pages don't come clean with a dry rag, or with water, wet your rag with rubbing alcohol, the color will come right off!

Have fun!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Teresa Burleson, Cowgirl Poet #WAW

Teresa Burleson - Bio

Teresa Burleson is an award winning poet whose poems are inspired by her personal experiences and the Western way of life. She has an appreciation for the agricultural industries and the people who make their lives in it. Teresa's zest for life is evident in her poetry as well as her ability to make people laugh and touch their lives.

With a clear, soft Texas drawl and a voice that Waddie Mitchell

Teresa Burle - Bioonce declared was "like silk”, her poetry is beautiful, soulful and aimed straight for the western heart or the funny bone.

Her passion for Western Heritage is also how she makes her living. Her position as Director of the Stockyards Museum, in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, allows her opportunity to promote and perpetuate the local history and of the cattle drives that passed through Fort Worth.

She was honored to be in the 2014 and 2013, Top 5 Nominees for Female Poet of the Year with the Western Music Association.

In 2010 she was awarded the Cowgirl Poet of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists.

Udder Wimmen. It is based on a true story. Although I wrote it in first person, it was inspired by some friends of ours.

Day Job (if other than art), Western or mainstream? I am the Director of the Stock yards Museum in  Fort Worth, TX.

How did you get introduced to your art? As a young child I discovered rhyming words in school. It became a game to me to find words that rhyme.

What got you started as an artist? The first time I ever heard cowboy poetry was at the first Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering in 1991. It was like a religious experience for me.

The Investment. It was inspired by a ranch family I saw while I was performing at the Working Ranch Cowboy Associations, Ranch Rodeo Finals in Amarillo. They had a young son. The little boy was so respectful to his parents and you could tell he wanted to be just like his daddy.

Tell me about your subject matter. I write about all things western and everyday life.

What advice would you give to someone just getting started as an artist? Keep writing. Listen to, or read other artists poetry.

Where can people find you online?

Grandma's Legacy. I have to give God the credit for this poem. All I did was hold the pen.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

#WesternArtWednesday - Bobby Burleson, Silverworker

Good Morning! I have a request to make before we get into today's post.
In the last few weeks I've had trouble with Facebook and in the process I lost access to the original Cowgirl Mama Facebook page,  which meant that in order to share on Facebook I had to make a new page! Would you be kind enough to go HERE and like the new page and then invite your friends to do the same? Thank you!

Now! Without any more blather from me, may I introduce Silverworker Bobby Burleson!

-Life Story: Bobby was raised in Muday, TX and River Oaks, TX and has lived outside of Weatherford, TX for 20 years. He has owned and trained horses most of his adult life. He worked as a welder, fabricator and designer and builder of equipment.

- Day Job (if other than art), Western or mainstream? His full time job is Burleson Spurs, Bits & Buckles.

- How did you get introduced to your art? Being involved with horses included the use of all the tack and equipment needed for the use and care of them. He became interested in spurs and their makers.  He was particularly impressed with the work of Adolph Bayers.

- What got you started as an artist?
Bobby started making spurs for himself and then for friends and family. It just evolved over the years and became a passion.
After 25 plus years at the same job, Bobby felt as if it was time to do something else.  He had felt led to go into business for himself building spurs and bits, but was hesitant to give up a steady income.  Then one day in May of 2014, he heard from God and knew it was time to follow his dream. The moment he made that decision, 20 minutes later the phone rang and a friend asked him if he could make her a pair of spurs.  He knew that was confirmation.  Work has been steady since then.

- tell me about your subject matter, (ie just horses, just buckaroo style, rodeo etc. )
Bobby strives to make a product that is functional,  attractive and affordable for the average working cowboy.

- What advice would you give to someone just getting started as an artist?
Surround yourself with successful people.  Seek out a mentor that is successful in the same art as you. Trust God and trust yourself. Never stop learning.

- with each poem or piece you've included a photo of, what's the story behind it?
Each bit, pair of spurs, buckle,  etc, is custom made to the customers specifications.

- where can people find you online?
and on Facebook at Burleson Spurs, Bits & Buckles.

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