Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take ~ Image by @lucienmeylan
4 months ago
Green is good! 🍃🌳💚🌿
We have spotted signs of life sprouting in the gigantic, and beloved, valley oak tree at Paramount Ranch's Western Town. This centuries old tree is special and is known as a "witness tree." Why, you ask?
Because from a close proximity, this giant, hulking oak has likely observed all of European settlement in the area and perhaps a not insubstantial portion of Native American habitation; not to mention the numerous weddings, film productions and special events of recent years. It did not fare well in the fire, with much of its bark burned a ghostly white.
BUT we are very excited to report seeing green sprouts on multiple (3-5+) branches. They are visible along the south side of the tree (where it didn't burn as thoroughly; more scorched than burned). The other half of the tree doesn't look so great and we know these sprouts aren't a guarantee that the whole tree will survive, but who knows?
Maybe it will.
8 months ago
The Woolsey Fire has destroyed the iconic Western Town at Paramount Ranch, a piece of Hollywood history used to film shows like “Westworld” and “M*A*S*H.” Click the link in our bio for details. Thanks to Eyewitness @deborahwaldpics for this image from the ranch.
I've been kinda MIA these last few days!
Spent the weekend setting up and preparing for VBS 2019- Giddy Up Junction!
Today was day 1 and phew...What a great day 1!
So much fun and the heat held off today too🙏🏻 Finally hittin' the hay!
Ready for another fun day at Giddy Up Junction tomorrow!
Nighty night buckaroos!😉🤠 #VBS2019
2 days ago
Curious about what to do or where to go during your visit to The Town Too Tough To Die? Stop by the Visitor’s Center on the corner of 4th & Allen St for answers to all of your questions! 🤠
2 days ago
Let this be your Monday Motivation: If mail used to be delivered in THIS, then you can accomplish whatever goals you may have this week! 📨#LongBranchFarms
An idea that was so simple, but as elusive as an attempt to clutch at a wisp of smoke: The smell of campfire ... but not just the smell of campfire... more like the impression of campfire.
And we got it. We really did. With Fire in the Hole, we got the impression of campfire in the context of a wild weekend camping - of shooting fireworks and swigging whiskey right out of the bottle, of yelling to your friend across the bonfire and waking up early to (mostly) safely do stupid things.
But it's a different campfire than the one you're sitting close to on a stump, having a cup of hot coffee or maybe roasting a marshmallow. We wanted the impression of that campfire - of the quiet campfire, of the campfire you stare into quietly, maybe by yourself, maybe with other people, but a quiet campfire.
We wanted that campfire.
But Fire in the Hole is a loud campfire, and we are loud people. Like a big campfire, it sucked the air out of the room. Did we really need another campfire? This one is pretty fricken' rockin', right?
But still, there was this other thing... this other campfire. And we got it in The Badlands.
It wasn't the rugged and bold smell of Blazing Saddles, and it was sweet, but not as sweet and bourbon-esque as The Gambler. It was a softer scent. I felt like I wasn't wearing a "Manly" scent (as several people have called our products), but that it was truly appropriate for men and women.
I look forward to hearing what you think, since we're really proud of what we've done. .
Find us August 12 - 14 @pooltradeshow in Las Vegas in booth 50523
Ever since moving here over a year ago, FOMO just doesn’t exist anymore! For example, today is one of the biggest events of the year for the little town we are in. It’s a QUILT SHOW! I asked Evan if he wants to go and he said “no, that sounds boring”.😄 Although my curious mind wants to go experience it, I’m also okay with just being HOME 🏠
It’s taking a while getting adapted to such a slower pace of life here in Central Oregon but I’m learning to cherish and appreciate the little things in a bigger way✨ .
Happy weekend folks 💜
4 days ago
Come out for our Cowboy Meet & Greet tomorrow from 4-6pm in the Showroom. This is your chance to meet and get autographs from many of the talented PBR riders participating in Jackson’s event on Monday and Tuesday night.
If you saw the Winthrop sign, you're probably wondering, "Where can I find The Virginian?" The answer? Here! Come grab a copy of the first Western novel, inspired by our little town.