Below you'll find the past few Spirit of the West Shows.
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The current show - #21429 Weekend of July 19th, 2014:
The Spirit of the West
Billie took this one of the 7-0 Ranch crew helping Hugh & Gord gather
a big mountain pasture. Good hands, good horses and good dogs.
This week Hugh visits with Lori Schmaltz, a ranch wife and MNP's director of Food and Agri Processing. She shares some great
stories including the time she hauled a new calf home in the front seat of her car. She'll also have some inspiring examples
of the resiliance of farm and ranch couples. There's a terrific look at a classic song of the west with some very rare
clips from a couple of legends. Lots of information and another hour of great radio this week.
Show - #21428 Weekend of July 12th, 2014:
Show - #21428
Hugh's guest this week, the charming western singer Joni Harms.
Western music super star Joni Harms joins Hugh this week to talk about her latest project an amazing live concert album
recorded in Ireland. She shares the surprising story about how it all came together and talks about her life on the family
ranch in Oregon. Baxter Black comments on a growing problem for long established ranch and farm families and Hugh helps
a rider get in synq with his promising horse. Waddie Mitchell has a memorable piece of cowboy poetry to wrap it all up.
Show - #21427 Weekend of July 5th, 2014:
Show - #21427
Not bad calves. Billie took this one of a couple of our calves last week.
From cows and bulls running loose in western wear shops to songs that make a statement about the state of country music
this week's show has a lot to listen for. Hugh brings up some real life experience to illustrate why doing a job
horseback is usually safer than being on foot, and Kent Rollins has an unforgettable piece of cowboy poetry to follow
another beautiful classic song of the west.
Show - #21426 Weekend of June 28th, 2014:
Show - #21426
Kent Rollins, this week's guest. There are lots of great photos
from the McLennan Ranch on this week's
Windows Media webcast
Kent Rollins is a chuck wagon cook and he's appeared on every major T.V. Network cooking show on the air. He'll share
a lot of great stories from his days growing up on the family ranch and he'll share his passion for cowboy life and
ranching traditions. The classic song of the west segment pays tribute to the late Herb Jeffries affectionately known
as the Bronze Buckaroo. Hugh discusses the worst advice you can get from folks trying tell you what your horse needs.
The music on this show will keeping you hummin' along for the entire ride.
Show - #21425 Weekend of June 21st, 2014:
Show - #21425
Tom Livingston's book "From the Banks of the Red Deer" is full of wonderful stories
about life in big ranch country. You'll hear some of them on this week's show.
Tom Livingston is a master story teller and this week Hugh brings back some of his amazing adventures with rugged trails,
cow camps and horses good and bad. The music list is a perfect fit for a days ride in the hills, Hugh's Horse Training
file offers some helpful advice, Baxter Black has a great story and you'll hear a Ranch Wife's top Ten List in the
Cowboy Poetry Spotlight.