2021 Calendars are Here!

January Calendar

“Bred to Buck & Buckaroos” 2021 Calendar AVAILABLE NOW, featuring Ingomar Rodeo (Open and Ranch) photos….
Proceeds go to the Ingomar Rodeo Club…
Get one at Melstone Mercantile, or message us on Facebook.
Calendar $15.00
Photos by Hart Broesel

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

TRAVIS NYE, ROPING CHAMPION
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

FROM ACROSS THE POND
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
Germany
[Ed.: Read the full story about the afternoon tea here]

MUSINGS FROM THE PRAIRIE
“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.

Special Delivery Ingomar

SPECIAL DELIVERY INGOMAR
May, 2020

Donald John and Alice Cameron recently came up with an Ingomar ‘Meals on Wheels’ effort for Sunday Supper.

Alice, and family – her grandson Cody was visiting for the day – delivered a full-fledged Spaghetti extravaganza to everyone in town Sunday. Recipients included Pam and Nick Finelli, Karen and Mike Stroh, Owen Badgett, Linda Lou Crosby and Hart Broesel (and their friend Paul who has been visiting since before this all began), Emily Olson and Morris Ware, and Susie and Calvin Webber. “I think Alice should start a restaurant!” said Hart Broesel, as the spaghetti, green beans and surprise desert disappeared in a flash! 

Alice and family quickly handed off the food, Ingomar’s version of “curbside” delivery….although Ingomar has no curbsides of course….a few errant cows might serve as guides..and you can imagine what’s along the “curb”…. and zipped on their way to the next home. 

Ingomar resident Pam Finelli had recently initiated an Ingomar letter-recipe exchange as she and husband Nick are holed up for the duration. in December, Pam had planned on a monthly Tea or fun meal she talked about during a Christmas Tea at Linda Lou and Hart’s place. Obviously gatherings are out for awhile.

…So Pam had another idea on how to connect with Ingomar folks…Pam’s letter began “Hello Neighbor! We hope this finds everybody healthy and strong.” and continued “Please know that I haven’t forgotten about our Tea Party, and getting together once a month. It’s still the game plan”…and included her recipe for “100 year old casserole”. 

Alice Cameron followed by sending her “Neighbors” letter out, “Hopefully we will do a tea when this is all over and done with – hopefully sooner rather than later.” and included a recipe that “Bud Kramer used a lot”, ‘Bud’s Raisin Cake’. “It is a depression cake,” added Alice. 

“We don’t know about the rodeos, or anything like that right now,” added Alice, “What we do know is we have a wonderful community, and are grateful for that.” All of us are grateful that Alice is such a good cook! Best to all, and take care.

Hart gets delicious special delivery in Ingomar.

Bud's Raisin Cake recipe, Ingomar MT

Bud’s raisin cake recipe.

100 year old casserole recipe

Pam’s 100 year old casserole recipe.