About Me

Welcome to The Ranch Wife Chronicles!  I am a South Dakota Ranch Wife who loves photography, being in the kitchen and living on the prairie.  I share our life on a cattle ranch, photos, adventures and few random thoughts along the way.

I am a child of the 80’s, born and raised in south central Nebraska.  I was a teenager in the 90’s showing and fitting cattle every chance I got.  I attended college at South Dakota State University (SDSU) as a student of the new millennium.

I am kind of the rebel in the family as my Parents and Sister are all University of Nebraska – Lincoln graduates.  While at SDSU I met my husband, “The Rancher”.  J and I ranch with his family and are the 4th generation to carry this traditional lifestyle.

I had a job in town for over 8 years.  I really enjoy being at home, keeping a place for J and I to live, be happy, and build our family and ranching business.  They say home is where your dog is and I have a Boston Terrier, Molly.  J has a cattle working dog, Rosie.








This is who I am: a wife, daughter, sister and friend.  I hope you will join me in my journey through ranch life, my life and everything in between.








A few more post for you to get to know me better:

The ABC’s of Me

Odds and Ends – A List

Things I Have Never Done

Interesting Things I Have Done

18 Responses to About Me

  1. Kari Sanders says:

    I have book marked your blog. Thanks for sharing and I know I will look at it.


  2. Margie LaDue says:

    I loved your pics. Good luck with blogging and surving the life as a ranch wife!

  3. Rose Kooiman says:

    Good luck with your blogging. Hi to J. I will check your blog often.

  4. Amy Kirk says:

    Robyn, Kari forwarded me the email you sent out announcing your new blog! I was grateful that she let me know about it. I have enjoyed reading through some of your posts. Since we’ve been calving, I haven’t had a lot of time to read them all but plan to. Would you care if I featured your blog on mine sometime? I really enjoy your scenery pictures; I get an idea of what your place looks like. I will comment more when I get a chance. Sure appreciate all the comments you’ve shared with me on mine. I’ve only had enough time lately to get posts up, but hope to reply to readers’ comments when it slows down. Looking forward to reading more about you! My best to you.

    • Robyn says:

      Amy, glad Kari intervened for us! I have been enjoying your posts too. I figured you were out in the barn calving. I help when I can, mostly on the weekends. We are about 3/4 done with the 1st calf heifers and the cows are due to start at the end of the month. Hope calving is going well on the Kirk ranch!

  5. Hi Neighbor! I found you via Pinke Post and so glad I did! I am living and working on a ranch in Western North Dakota so it is fun to see that other ranch women are writing about the experience. I really enjoyed your post on your grandpa. The fair is going on in our county this week and it brings back great memories of my time in 4-H. Hope you’re enjoying your summer in SD!

    • Robyn says:


      Thanks for the comment. I checked out your blog a few days ago. I agree it is neat to see how different ranch women share their daily adventures.

      Glad to hear that my post reminded you of fond 4-H and youth memories.

  6. Leanne says:

    I bookmarked your blog! I just found it through Grandma Loy’s blog and am LOVING it! Thanks for all you share!

  7. Karla Larson says:

    Robyn–How fantastic!! It’s great to see such talent. Though I live out here in the ranching area, I don’t experience the joys of calving, sorting, harvest and such. This is truely a treat to read about some of your daily routine. Thank you so much for sharing your blog. I have to say your warm heart really shines in each area I’ve read.

  8. I like the purple and yellow of your blog.

  9. Mary P says:

    I just found you , thru your guest post. Where in SD are you? I live in the Badlands, 2 miles from the National Park and am enjoying what I’ve read so far!

    • Mary P says:

      AND I am also originally from Nebraska! How coincedental is this, lol !

    • Robyn says:

      Hi Mary! Glad to have you following and happy to hear you enjoy my blog. That makes my day.
      J and I ranch north of you a few hours. How fun to find another native Nebraskan in western South Daktoa.

  10. Hi Robyn,

    Thank you for visiting my blog and comment on my Reef Fish post. You mentioned an aquarium. My photos were actually taken in the ocean. My wife and I are scuba divers.

  11. Robyn — I love your blog, really look forward to each new post, and have nominated you and your blog for the Leibster Blog Award! Check out the award details on my blog: http://wp.me/p1Ab4x-xv

  12. Emily Grace says:

    Hi Robyn!

    Merry Christmas in the Country! It’s nice to meet you online!

    Emily Grace

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