THE ALARMING PHOTOGRAPHS and videos of the wildfires burning in our western states are jaw-dropping and the stories accompanying them are heart-wrenching. In the summer of 1965 10,000 teen girls gathered in Farragut, Idaho for the Girl Scout Roundup, my sister-in-law and I among them. Besides camping, trading potlatches and attending joyous campfires, we planted trees, thousands of them, tiny evergreen seedlings. Today, 55 years later, are those trees still living, are they threatened? I searched online and discovered that fires are burning in that region. It isn't the first time.
OutWest Shop's Book Guides Wendy and Bobbi Jean hand selected four titles about fires in the West. Bobbi Jean, who always reads with a cup of coffee at the ready, suggests you try a bag of Muertos Coffee
from a company founded by California firefighters. For each bag sold, they donate back to Individuals in Need, Line of Duty Deaths and Victims of Fire.
Enjoy radio show interviews on Thursday on the Equestrian Legacy Radio Network! Our guest on Campfire Cafe is LORI BETH BROOKE, we enjoy chatting with Lori Beth and listening to music from her newly released CD, TEXAS STAR. Thursday night on The Writer's Block Radio Show we chat with GINGER GAFFNEY, author of the memorable HALF BROKE, about her time spent at a prison re-sentencing ranch in New Mexico working with the horses and the residents. Tune into the OutWest Hour for something a little different - interview and music - with JIM JONES. Jim shares the back stories of the songs on The Cowboy Way's new soon-to-be-released album, DOIN' WHAT WE DO.