’Twas the Night Before Christmas – A Calf Scour Green Owen Badgett Adventure
Christmas 2016 had just about arrived in the eastern Montana town of Ingomar, population 12. The historic Jersey Lilly Bar and Cafe had closed for the night in anticipation of a fun tomorrow. A big Christmas tree was amazingly up and lit in the center of town. Every year Ingomar townspeople said, “No more. Too much work” But every year, they got it done anyhow. Folks were settling in to a beautiful starlit night, and all of a sudden, the wind came up……
December News Roundup
Many thanks to the Forsyth Independent News for a fun local author reception Dec. 9th, which featured some wonderful writers, photographers and food, along with our 2017 “Bred to Buck” calendar, “Gypsy Cowman” DVD and “Adventures with Ragweed” books offered there. The newspaper’s Connie Brown took a few moments to have a fun pose with Hart.
If you need ice cubes, we can send you some for sure. We have been chopping ice to get our horses water during single digit and below zero temps.We had lots of fun at Camp IOU in Ingomar this year, with a fun tea party in June, followed by our two action-packed Ingomar Rodeos, and a great historical Ingomar wagon train adventure. You can expect more of the same in 2017.
A Big Thank You to all who have been buying our 2017 “Bred to Buck” calendar like hotcakes. We do have a couple left at the Lazy JC in Melstone, a couple at the Jersey Lilly and a few at the Forsyth Independent Press.
We wish you the Merriest Christmas with family and friends and a fantastic 2017 New Year!
Hart and Linda Lou
“Cowboy Tales” at Jersey Lilly in Ingomar
– Rousing Success
A packed crowd from various parts of Montana, Georgia, Minnesota, and even Alaska enjoyed a wonderful evening of excellent grub, melodious Western music, and cowboy poetry at Ingomar’s Jersey Lilly this October.
“Great food!” “Lots of fun!” “Terrific show!” Co-sponsored by Billings radio station KGHL, the fourth annual “Cowboy Tales” was a rousing success. Audience comments were wildly appreciative of the Jersey Lilly’s superb meal and the spellbinding performances by 2016 Cowboy Idol-winning western singer/musician Almeda Bradshaw, 2016 Cowboy Idol-winning cowboy poet Jim Hamilton, and the outrageous, timeless, hilarious self-titled “cow poet” and author Gwen Petersen. Read the story and see more photos here.
Photo by Hart Broesel.
Read about the Ingomar Open Rodeo, July 30, 2016 below:
Ingomar, the Little Town with a Big Rodeo….Rides Again
After the arena dust settled, the stock was loaded, the prize money delivered and the street band had retired for the night, the seven members of the Ingomar Montana Rodeo committee (of a town whose population is twelve) could finally take a moment to realize this year’s 2016 Ingomar Open Rodeo was one of the best ever. The crowd was double the size of previous years. The cook shack sold loads of burgers and dogs. The Jersey Lilly barbecue was once again top notch. And, the competitors were at the top of their game. “The bull rides were even better this year,“ said Paul Lansaw, who came all the way from the Mojave Desert to attend. “And the bucking horses…well, they came out gruntin’ and fumin’, looking like they’d just as soon eat you…” For the full story and more photos, click here.
Old-Fashioned Tea at the Jersey Lilly Enchants
ACROSS THE POND ABOUT THIS EVENT!
A bevy of beautiful ladies from 6 to 90-plus came dressed in summer finery and fancy millinery to enjoy a selection of teas and scrumptious treats prepared by Jersey Lilly hostess (and Lilly Langtry stand-in), June Nygren. The occasion was the third annual Old-Fashioned Ladies Tea, held on June 12, 2016 in Ingomar, Montana. For the full story and more photos, click here.
Ragweed Humor Book Contest
Congratulations to our wonderful winners: Gwen Petersen, our Grand Prize Winner, and Aimee and (father) James Dziadulewicz, our First Place Picture Book winners. We were looking for a fun book, that made us laugh, and we got it. Gwen Petersen is a remarkable person and author, and we highly advise you get a copy of her grand prize-winning, “Older Than Dirt – The Musical,” and keep in touch with her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Gwen Petersen gets a $100 Amazon card, as the Grand Prize Winner, and both winners are getting a copy of Linda Lou Crosby’s award-winning book “Adventures with Ragweed,” and $ell More eBook$, by Lucinda Sue Crosby and Laura Dobbins. Learn more about the book and the contest winners at ragweedadventures.com.