Originally published on my website on October 28, 2012.
Does the word “cowboy” conjure up idealistic images of the American West, or a way of life that no longer exists? I had the privilege to see Wyoming unadorned - without sentimental stereotypes - through the reflections of a modern-day cowboy.
In September I visited a working cattle ranch outside Jackson Hole that has been owned by the same family since the 1920s. This ranch has thousands of head of cattle and is a member of a natural beef program.
The word “cowboy” now conjures hard-working, tech savvy and expressive men and women.
Read the full blog post on my site at: www.cindyastephens.com/blog/2012/10/the-cowboys-of-wyoming