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Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

By Jessie Veeder
Western North Dakota based musician, author, columnist, rancher and mom of two young daughters reflects each week on rural living, its characters, heartbreaks, triumphs, absurdity and what it means to live and love in the middle of nowhere, which to Jessie and her cast of characters, is the middle of everything.
Find out more about Jessie, the ranch and her music at veederranch.com and jessieveedermusic.com
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A Sentimental Branding Day Roaster

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A Sentimental Branding Day Roaster

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On Marriage and Montana
This week Jessie and her husband Chad sit down to visit after a long weekend in Minnesota with the family for 4th of July weekend. They reflect on the difference between a vacation together and a vacation with kids, which mostly requires another vacation. The two talk their recent trip to Montana and how it reminded them that its time to prioritize their relationship and they take inspiration from Jessie's grandparents, who have been married almost 70 years. Also, why do dads get all the praise when they go to the grocery store with the kids?  Jessie also reads her column of the same name and shares a song. Read Jessie's column in Forum Communication's newspapers across the region or on her website at www.veederranch.com Find Jessie's books and music at www.jessieveedermusic.com Share, subscribe and share your stories by emailing jessieveedermusic@gmail.com
01:15:58
July 06, 2022
The Sweet Spot of Summer
Jessie sits down with her little sister Alex and gets interrupted a thousand times by the kids, sidetracking the conversation and giving you a glimpse into the real life of juggling motherhood and work on the ranch. Really. And in the column, well, there's just lots of nostalgia for the fleeting summer and fleeting childhood. essie also reads her column of the same name and shares a song. Read Jessie's column in Forum Communication's newspapers across the region or on her website at www.veederranch.com Find Jessie's books and music at www.jessieveedermusic.com Share, subscribe and share your stories by emailing jessieveedermusic@gmail.com
57:59
June 28, 2022
A Sentimental Branding Day Roaster
This week Jessie gets all sentimental about a giant roaster she uses each branding day at the ranch and she sits down with her husband Chad to talk about why it's so special to them to have guests at the ranch. They are working on some new plans for the ranch and you'll get the exclusive scoop here.  Jessie also reads her column of the same name and shares a song. Read Jessie's column in Forum Communication's newspapers across the region or on her website at www.veederranch.com Find Jessie's books and music at www.jessieveedermusic.com Share, subscribe and share your stories about your branding day memories by emailing jessieveedermusic@gmail.com, so you'll get in on that too. 
58:05
June 20, 2022
A spare toilet in a plastic world
This week Jessie sits down with her husband to get to the bottom of why he saves everything and how it makes him feel that he has a spare toilet when a spare toilet is needed on the ranch. And they share stories of other savers in their lives and how resourceful people may be a dying breed.  Jessie also reads her column of the same name and shares a song.  Read Jessie's column in Forum Communication's newspapers across the region or on her website at www.veederranch.com Find Jessie's books and music at www.jessieveedermusic.com Share, subscribe and share your stories about the resourceful person in your life by emailing jessieveedermusic@gmail.com
01:02:11
June 13, 2022
What a Cowgirl Carries
What does it mean to be a cowgirl? This week Jessie sits down with her little sister to talk about the cowgirls in their lives and how they are trying to raise their daughters with a cowgirl spirit. Oh, and of course, her daughters have a chance to weigh in as well.  Link to Jessie's Are there Anymore Real Cowboys music video featuring footage from the ranch archives and photos of North Dakota cowboys and cowgirls.  Read Jessie's column in Forum Communication's newspapers across the region or on her website at www.veederranch.com Find Jessie's books and music at www.jessieveedermusic.com Share, subscribe and share what "cowgirl" means to you by emailing jessieveedermusic@gmail.com
40:45
June 06, 2022
Notes on a Rural Summer
It's the official kickoff to summer and Jessie talks with her young kids and her little sister about making the most out of the fleeting and magical time. There's lots of nostalgia in this one, plus some cute moments from her daughters, Edie and Rose. Jessie reads her column and shares a song.  veederranch.com
46:33
May 31, 2022
On Vows and Working Cows
No human is perfect. Not individually and surely not together. And especially not when working cows. This week Jessie sits down with her husband, Chad, and talks about marriage and ranch work, parenting and romance and the whole mess of what love and commitment really looks like. It gets western. It gets real and it gets a little sweet. Read Jessie's column in Forum Communication's newspapers across the region or on her website at www.veederranch.com Find Jessie's books and music at www.jessieveedermusic.com Share, subscribe and share your own rural love story with us by emailing jessieveedermusic@gmail.com
59:49
May 23, 2022
The Promise of a Greener Summer
This week it's all about the rain and the rain and the rain. After a long dry spell in Western North Dakota, the sky broke the silence and dropped almost five inches in a few days, filling the dams, cricks, and our hope. Jessie reflects on the stories we tell and the memories we revisit when the sky opens up. Catch her original song, Raining, at the end of the episode and download it at jessieveedermusic.com or wherever you get your music.  More at veederranch.com
22:11
May 16, 2022
A Slice of Rural Life at the Local Cenex
It's raining at the ranch, so Jessie takes the opportunity to visit with her husband, Chad, about memories of growing up in their hometown in the 90s, specifically the old Cenex station. She reads her column and shares her song "Boomtown."  Link to Jessie's American Cancer Society Fundraiser here Read Jessie's column in Forum Communcation's newspapers accross the region or on her website at www.veederranch.com Find Jessie's books and music at www.jessieveedermusic.com Share, subscribe and share your own hometown/small town and rural memories with us by emailing jessieveedermusic@gmail.com
40:37
May 09, 2022
Lessons in life and heartbreak on the ranch
Western North Dakota based musician, author, columnist, rancher and mom of two comments on and reads her weekly column about life on the ranch. This is Jessie's first attempt at turning the column into a podcast, reflecting on the latest spring blizzards during calving. Making sure you leave comments and suggestions as she works this whole thing out! The full column, with photos and more is available at http://veederranch.com/2022/05/02/lessons-in-life-and-heartbreak-on-the-ranch/ Learn more at Jessie, the ranch and her music at jessieveedermusic.com
08:44
May 02, 2022