"Why don't you tell them the whole truth: founder, owner, editor, and I also sweep out the place." -Dutton Peabody, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
I am fifth generation farmer on my Dad's side and I don't know how many generations my Mom's side goes back in this part of the country, but I am pretty sure if you go digging deep enough you'll find my farming roots go back to Adam. I grew up on my families farming and cattle operation in Southwest Iowa. I have an Associates Degree in Marketing and a Bachelors Degree in Communication. I was a Journalism minor for a year, that is where I developed a love of writing and a hatred of Journalists. After college I started The Drover House, where I sell my own Longhorn artwork. I have been operating The Drover House for 12 years now all the while working with my dad and brother on the family farm.
John Langmore began cowboying in 1975 at the age of twelve, after his father photographed the seminal book, The Cowboy. John spent twelve summers cowboying across the West before pursuing a professional career. In 2012, after thirty years away from his time in the saddle, John began a six-year project photographing fourteen of the nation’s largest and most famous ranches. Of all those who have photographed the cowboy, John is one of the few who came to it first as a cowboy and only later as a photographer. John’s photographs and writings reflect this deep connection to the cowboy world and offer an unrivaled chance to witness a way of life that many dream of but few experience.
Sarah Maxfeldt-Robinson lives with her husband Dakota on a ranch in the high desert of New Mexico where he works as a full-time cowboy. Owner of Too Tall Outlaw. Halter maker. Picture taker. Bread baker. Lover of Jesus, plant indentification and any thing, place, or person with a story to tell. Wanna-be artist of words and paint.