August 2, 2016


Madi manages the mercantile leather shop.

Last week in my rustic office, (know as the Chico’s leather shop and saddle house) smells shifted throughout the day from leather to horse sweat to beeswax as I built products to be sent out to several of our ranches and customers. The projects included card pouches (pictured) for the shop at Zapata, headstalls for our horses at the Wilder Ranch in South Dakota, bracelets and dog collars for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, and jewelry cases for a designer in New York. With such diverse applications, I couldn’t help but think how our crew, many possessing a variety of skills and filling several roles within Ranchlands, parallels leather and the importance it plays in ranching.