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    DescriptionBraiding strands of earthen insight with uproarious storytelling, Texas Hill Country legendary author Becky Patterson recreates the history of the Steiler Hill Ranch in twenty-four anecdotal chapters interspersed with original artwork. The result is a mixture of memoir and montage, treasure chest and tableau vivant of a world that's beautiful, brash, and wonderfully heartbreaking. Patterson -- the daughter of Texas folk hero and self-proclaimed mayor of Luckenbach, Hondo Crouch -- has big shoes to fill and she does so successfully in this colorful collection of Hill Country and Texas ranch vignettes. Foreman and general cowboy guru Raymond Kuhlmann tells stories of the Goat King and German drinking songs, the buzzard traps and Mexican corridos that filled the nighttime pastures. First-person accounts and vivid historical narratives evoke the ranch's past, overlaid with Patterson's breathless personal histories of afternoons spent rescuing a doe in a nightgown, or saving a porcupine from a pack of dogs. This is a book that will connect you to whatever patch of earth you hold dear. It is poignant reminder of the landscapes we've forgotten to keep close, of the land that does not belong to us but simply is who we are. The Ranch That Was Us is an affectionate reminder to go outside and touch the earth that is you.

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    The Ranch That Was Us
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Becky Crouch Patterson, Foreword by Willie Nelson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 191 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 794 g
    ISBN 13: 9781595341389
    ISBN 10: 1595341382

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
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    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
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    DC22: 976.4/885
    LC classification: F392.T47 P39 2012
    DC22: 976.4885
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    DC23: 976.4885
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/HISTAS
    Thema V1.0: VFV, DNC, NHTB, DNBH, NHK, WQH
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB-US-W, 1KBB-US-SWT
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    Color illustrations throughout
    Trinity University Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Trinity University Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    23 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    San Antonio
    Author Information
    Becky Patterson is a textile artist who specializes in large machine-appliqued tapestries. She is also a well-known liturgical artist and designer, having done stained glass windows and furnishings for churches all over Texas. She is the owner of Stieler Hill Ranch with her two sons Kit and Sky Patterson. She helps out with the activities on the ranch: the SASS Texican Shooting Club, the hunters, range leasers, her husband's horse training business, and art workshops.