2022 Calendar Available NOW!

“Bred to Buck and Buckaroos” 2022 Calendar Now Available. Click the picture to see a few of the pages!

Photos are from the 2021 Ingomar Open Rodeo and Ingomar Ranch Rodeo.

Proceeds from calendar sales go to the Ingomar Rodeo Club.

Calendars are available at Melstone Mercantile in Melstone, MT and the Watering Hole, Forsyth, MT. They can also be ordered on the Ingomar Rodeo Club Facebook site through messenging, and ordered at LL@campiou.com

Calendars are $15/ea….and $5 for shipping. Get yours now! Yeehaw!

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Photographers Montana Reynolds, Linda Lou Crosby

Fishing Book available now!

Purchase “Two Gals in Search of a Great Catch” by Linda Lou Crosby and Laura Dobbins on Amazon or at fishinlines.com.
Two Gals in Search of a Great Catch Book cover

Our Readers Write

Comments on the October 8, 2017 Camp IOU newsletter.

“The roping was the Wrangler National Team Roping Finals. I have roped at the finals two other times, but have never had any luck. This is the largest payout I have received for an event. The horse I rode is a 9 year old mare that I bought about 2 months ago. She does everything right so it makes my part easy. Team roping is a sport that allows you to get away from the grind of the work week or day. You have to be focused and in the moment, much like golf. It’s also one of the few hobbies that will actually pay for itself if your lucky.” – Travis Nye

Re: Afternoon Tea at the Jersey Lilly 2016
Very many thanks for sharing this review – together with photos – of an astounding tea party. I was deeply impressed with the staging of the event and the trouble to which the ladies had gone to make it so special.

In Victorian and Edwardian times, the milliners of London created the most fabulous hats for ladies. Actresses led the fashions and not just the wealthy appearing in the Royal Enclosure at the Ascot Races.

I noted the beautiful tea services being used and the decorum of the event. Most impressive coming from our cousins over the pond!!!! At least some people appreciate the living standards and life style of a bygone age.

Please let the sentiments and admiration of a Brit be known to those who organised and attended this splendid function.
Warm regards as always.
Keith Shipman
Saarlouis – Nalbach
[Ed.: Read the full story about the afternoon tea here]

“My great uncle was Vern Thomason from Jordan area; since he also raised sheep we assume he may have taken the wool to Ingomar for shipping. We had some contact with him long ago, before he died; and we were able to go out to the old ranch with permission from the current owner (about forty years ago now). He told a story to my youngest brother, about a man who murdered someone in the area; and the law was going to be some days away at that time…Read more

LINDA LOU: Although Owen Badgett does not do email we got Peggy’s story to him by phone. And we will ask around for more information about the sheepherders that frequented Ingomar, and share with readers. Thanks Peggy!

“I knew Owen years ago when I lived in Miles City. I still have a poetry book that he autographed for me. Its in a box but I still have it! Owen used to come down to the Hole In The Wall where a bunch of us girls worked and he would come down and say hey and hang out for a bit.:) I hope he had a good turn-out at the Museum last night.” – Stephani S-C.

On the Road in California and South Dakota with Owen Badgett, October 2010

Owen Badgett featured at Cowboy Poetry event, Ridgecrest, CA. October 2, 2010.

October 2, 2010 – Ridgecrest CA, Cowboy Poetry event. Played to a sell out crowd. The house was packed with terrific folks…Randy and Robin brought a restored chuckwagon over to the performance hall, and set it up for folks driving by to see.


October 8-9, 2010 – Lone Pine, CA. A great performance at the Lone Pine Film Festival. Owen appeared Saturday at Boulder Creek, after his video interview earlier that day with celebrity host Cheryl Rogers. Owen was one of the celebrities that Cheryl interviewed for tape at Lone Pine, along with Bruce Boxleitner, Andrew Pine, Donna Merrill, Buck Taylor, Peggy Stewart, etc. “The Gypsy Cowman” documentary was also featured in Statham Hall Saturday afternoon. On Sunday, Owen rode in the Film Festival parade with documentary producer Linda Lou Crosby and delivered cowboy poetry at the Camp Fire in Lone Pine Sunday night. After Lone Pine, we headed back from California to Ingomar MT, then off to Spearfish, SD on October 20th for a performance by Owen on October 21st at the Western Heritage Center.

OwenBadgett-Spearfish October 21, 2010 Poster
October 21, 2010 – Spearfish, South Dakota. Owen appeared with singer Bob Petermann (also featured on Owen’s documentary DVD) at the Western High Plains Heritage Center in a show that was also featured on radio. Cowboy poet Owen Badgett and western ballad singer Bob Petermann wowed the Spearfish SD High Plains Western Heritage Center crowd with music and verse in their tales of the west. Host Francie Ganje also entertained the crowd and the performers with her commentary and wit. The first hour was for the radio, and the second part of the show was just for the audience there. Badgett and Petermann performed solo poetry and songs and mixed music and verse together with selections like “The Streets of Laredo.” Owen Badgett is featured in the documentary “The Gypsy Cowman,” with three books to his credit, “Made of Iron,” “Rawhide and Velvet,” and “A Deep Seat and a Faraway Look,” with another book scheduled for release soon. Petermann’s music is available on CD: “Thanks for the Rain,” and “Taking up Slack.” It was a grand evening.

Owen Badgett Swappin' Stories at Spearfish

Swappin’ Stories at Spearfish. (Owen Badgett, far left. Bob Petermann, far right.)