March 23, 2021


Enjoy radio show interviews Thursday, March 25, on the Equestrian Legacy Radio Network and The Writer's Block Radio Show. CAMPFIRE CAFE's special guests are THE QUEBE SISTERS. GRACE, SOPHIA, AND HULDA front an innovative Progressive Western Swing band of archtop guitar, upright bass, fiddles and sibling harmony. The founder of LUCKY THREE RANCH, MEREDITH HODGES, joins us on SADDLE UP AMERICA. She is a judge, Animal Inspector and Representative of the American Donkey & Mule Society Tune into THE WRITER'S BLOCK for conversation with, SAVANNAH HENDRICKS, award-winning author of I ADOPTED MY MOM AT THE BUS STATION. On Saturday, March 27, join OutWest Shop's Scout, Bobbi Jean, for the OUTWEST HOUR "Roundup In The Spring." 
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The Quebe Sisters
                L-R Daniel Parr, Sophia, Grace, Hulda, Simon Stipp
12:00 -1:00pm (CST)

With over fifteen years of touring to date, The Quebe Sisters have delivered their authentic triple fiddle and three-part harmony sound to the concert halls and festivals of North America, Europe, and Russia.
Grace Quebe Sophia Quebe 
                      Grace                                                  Sophia
Hulda Quebe Stipp
          Hulda Quebe Stipp

GRACE, SOPHIA and HULDA QUEBE front an innovative Progressive Western Swing band of archtop guitar, upright bass, fiddles and sibling harmony. The Dallas-based five-piece presents a unique Americana blend of Western Swing, Jazz-influenced Swing, Country, Texas-Style Fiddling, and Western music.

“We differentiate our music as ‘Progressive Western Swing’ from simply ‘Western Swing’ because we aren’t trying to sound just like Bob Wills,” Grace Quebe explains. “Instead, we continue his vision, playing the style he pioneered in an authentic way by incorporating new genres and songs, interpreting them using our own unique voice through Country.  ---From

The Quebe Sisters Album
                             Sophia, Hulda, Grace
Host Gary Holt and Co-Host Bobbi Jean look forward to catching up with these super talented sisters, always so fun! Guaranteed to be an engaging conversation punctuated with music from their newest self titled album.
Meredith Hodges 
1:00-2:00pm (CST) 
The names LUCKY THREE RANCH and MEREDITH HODGES are synonymous with excellence. For Meredith, it’s been a long and rewarding road developing Lucky Three as a haven for the promotion and preservation of mules and donkeys, the home of her world champion longears, a center of education for the public and the birthplace of her groundbreaking training philosophy.
Lucky Three Ranch
Born in 1950 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Meredith Hodges was raised in a family dedicated to both artistic expression and a profound love of equines. As the child of Peanuts creator, Charles Schulz (then a struggling artist), and Joyce Doty (a future mule breeder), Meredith’s early life was marked by a growing awareness of how connected she was to equines. As a child, she grew up riding horses, primarily Arabians. As a young adult, Meredith worked on her mother’s 1000-acre famed Windy Valley Ranch, where she discovered the animals that would forever change her life. Facing the challenge of training mules, with the common assumptions that they are stubborn, unpredictable and dangerous, Meredith quickly realized that the mules and donkeys were nothing like the stereotype, but, rather, intelligent, curious and sensitive. 
Meredith Hodges

In 1980, Meredith and her young family, some horses and the last mule and donkey born at Windy Valley made the move to Loveland, Colorado, and began the arduous task of transforming a 10-acre ramshackle former sheep farm into Lucky Three Ranch. With a mountain of faith and will power, plus a lot of hard work, a real home and ranch took shape. 
Meredith Hodges

At the same time, Meredith was training horses and breeding a line of mules exceptional in quality and athletic ability. Learning from her growing herd of mules, she began developing a training program that focused on respect, athletic conditioning and positive reinforcement. She also made the rather unusual decision to fully document the training in her award-winning DVD series, Training Mules and Donkeys: A Logical Approach to Longears. She followed with a long-running television series of the same name that aired on RFD-TV, the Discovery Channel and the Outdoor Network.

Meredith Hodges Training Products
As an animal advocate, she has always understood the urgency and necessity of preserving the mule for future generations to come, and she has voiced her opinion in no uncertain terms. Appealing to committees, legislatures and the general public, Meredith has fought for and continues to champion fair treatment for mules and donkeys worldwide. ----From Lucky Three Ranch Website 
Tune in to enjoy lively conversation with guest Meredith Hodges, host Gary Holt and co-host Bobbi Jean. 

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Savannah Hendricks
Returning author SAVANNAH HENDRICKS joins hosts Jim Christina and Bobbi Jean for convesation about her newest title, I ADOPTED MY MOM AT THE BUS STATION and her writing process. 
I Adopted My Mom At The Bus Station

When I set out to write, I Adopted My Mom at the Bus Station, I wanted to take a deep meaning and make it positive, the best way I knew how. As I crafted the story, pieces fell into place like a perfect cup of coffee on a just cold enough morning. Stories don’t often write themselves, yet this one did just that. 

As I completed the first draft of I Adopted My Mom at the Bus Station, my mind was wrapped up in positivity. Somehow I managed to create an inspirational, humorous, and even slightly uplifting story about a motherless child. How could this be? ---Savannah Hendricks
Grounded In January   Work Out Or Be Wed
Note from Co-Host Bobbi Jean - I've nearly finished this heartfelt book in an afternoon. not because it was short but because it was such an engaging read. I almost don't want it to end - the characters are so fully drawn and unique, the situation intriguing, and prose and dialogue memorable. The last time Savannah was our guest we read and discussed, Grounded in January. Since then, I read another title, To Work Out Or To Wed, and will read anything she pens!

Listen to our interview with Savannah Hendricks Show #280, October, 22, 2020.

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MARCH 27, 2021
Show #115 Roundup In The Spring
According  to the calendar, Spring has arrived! Yet, I awoke to snow the other day and high winds. Out here in the West, spring is making herself known, little by little, range by range, mountain by mountain. The rhythms of nature, of horses, and cattle announce it's time for "Roundup In The Spring."

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