For all you new cowboy brides out there
I offer a brief job description to help you
define the true champion cowboy wife.
First of all, she cooks,
in fact she cooks in great quantities and every day, since McDonalds and Pizza
Hut are nowhere close to most cow camps.
Now, when we first got married, I could cook!
Not to brag, but I was a good cook. The problem was, my
husband would say "You're not a Cowboy Cook."
Now, I know, what a cowboy wants:
greasy basic foods, pinto beans, potatoes,
beef and homemade bread.
All the rest is
If you learn to make cobblers and chocolate cakes
to satisfy the
sweet tooth, you’ve arrived.
Second, a champion cowboy wife is available. She is available to open
gates, hold tools, drive the feed wagon, or fill a spot on horseback in an
She is not only available, but willing to take instruction with
good grace. Trust me, it is better to take instruction than bail in blind.
In fact, demand instruction!
Third, the champion cowboy wife can
move her whole life in a 5 by 16-foot horse trailer, and what is left in the back of the pickup after the saddle horses are loaded.
There are no perfect cowboy jobs, but a good wife learns early on when they get to that
new ranch not to point out the fact that this is her seventh
house in only five years.
She learns to accept these kinds of things,
though she can see day light through the cracks.
Really most cowboys do lose heir itchy foot.
If your cowboy doesn’t show signs of settling down by now,
acquire several pieces of expensive,
I recommend a piano or china cabinet.
A couple of kids wouldn't hurt to weigh him down either.
Fourth a champion cowboy wife listens.
She listens to her husband and his friends retell over and over
again every story about every drive, every bronc ride, and every
wild spree they ever went on in their younger days.
She listens to his gripes too. When her cowboy complains that
“this job would be great
except for all the horses and cows,”
she listens, knowing he really
wouldn't have it any other way!
Lastly, the champion cowboy wife
and vehicle repair, does the laundry, knows how to use a
paint brush, saddles horses for young kids, helps calve heifers,
and gets all the best bargains,
while only going into town
once a month for all the shopping!
Relax little bride. You’ll do a fine job.
Cowboy Wife Written By © Amy Auker