Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Top Five Ways to Be a Real Cowgirl

Welcome to the blog carnival.

One of the my new Twitter/Blog friends The Cowgirl Life is hosting a blog carnival this week, and asked me to join. She asked my what does it take to be a real cowgirl, so here is my top five list.

1. Dedication, passion and hard work. Although, much more of my time is spent behind a desk than in a pasture or on a horse, the lessons I learned growing up in agriculture will never leave me. I also, know that even though I might not be the one calving cows or vaccinating calves now, I can share my knowledge with others, to ensure that agriculture's story is being told.

2. A good pair of cowboys boots. If you haven't noticed I kind of have an obsession with cowboy boots. I don't own that many pairs, but I love to window shop. Just search boots at the top of my blog to see all my old posts. You won't be disappointed.

3. A working knowledge of Red Dirt music. All this new country is just not for me. Give me the lyrics of Randy Rogers, Miranda Lambert, Wade Bowen or Gary Allan. They sing about long songs and revenge. This girl also likes to dance so you better know how to two-step.

4. A trip to the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. You really haven't lived until you have been to the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth." The rodeo, chuckwagons, Ag-tivity in the City, and amazing western art show are the highlights for me. My cousin is a chuckwagon driver and will be racing at the Stampede this year. You can follow his journey up and down the road on facebook.

5. Know how to cook a steak or hamburger. You are going to need some fuel for the fire, so I suggest a serving of lean protein. I really can't stand chicken anymore and would much prefer a beef any day. I love that's it's summer and that means the grill is getting lots of use.

For those of you that are visiting my blog for the first time thank-you. It is a combination of my love for agriculture, the western lifestyle and the fun I have along the way. Be sure to check out This Cowgirl Life to see the other blogs that have been written for the Cowgirl Carnival.


  1. Phew, I think I qualify. Except for the Calgary Stampede!! Someone just commented this weekend on how comfy and broke in my boots looked, I said they should be after wearing them for 5-6 years!!

  2. Thanks so much for being a part of my mad experiement!

    I *love* your Red Dirt Music requirement ... I don't know how on earth I didn't think of that one! As an Idaho girl I have a special place in my heart for Reckless Kelly and Micky & the Motorcars <3

    Thanks again for the great post!

  3. So if I don't fit in all 5, what does that make me?? :) I love number 3.

  4. That's great thing about being a cowgirl you get to write your own description. Maybe that could be #6!

  5. I like your top 5 list Crystal!! You make us proud to be Agriculture enthusiasts and Canadian ;)


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