* * Winter Giveaway! * *

☆ December 16, 2013


Leave a comment!

Win treasures!

It’s easy!

{I should write more but it’s beautiful outside and I want to be dashing through the snow.
I’ll pick a random number on THURSDAY and get this care package
with over $100 worth of Wyoming treasures in the mail Thursday afternoon!
Tell me something, anything, in the comment section and you’re entered to wiiiiin}



461 Responses to “* * Winter Giveaway! * *”

  1. Jean Anderson
    December 16th, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    Happy Holidays to you and the farmily!!

  2. Brigitte
    December 16th, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    I love your blog! You inspire me to push my limits!

  3. Marie
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    Thank you for bringing the Farmily into my life! I love the perspective of a caring, humane rancher in this fast food world.

  4. Claire Chisholm
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    Thanks so much for sharing all of your wonderful pictures of your Farmily! I so look forward to seeing your website every morning. All the best in 2014!

  5. Kim
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    Happy Holidays to you, Charlie, Chloe, MC, and the Farmily!

    Your photos and posts always brighten my day.


  6. Sheri Nugent
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    Shreve – Charlie just keeps getting more gorgeous every year. That is a photogenic guy! I start my day with your blog. It is wonderful to read about and see pictures of your farmily in Wyoming… from my box (office) in Anaheim, CA. The contrast is refreshing and reminds me that there is “real life” out there with fresh air, sun and the smells of grass, fur, snow, hay, etc. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Carol
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    Thank you for sharing your life and adventures with all of us. Have a wonderful
    Holiday Season.

  8. Phyllis
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    I rarely have time to go out into the wilderness like I did growing up, so I really appreciate seeing your beautiful pictures of Wyoming, it makes me start to yearn for my childhood visiting realatives in New Mexico

  9. Melissa
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    I love following your blog! It’s inspiring :)

  10. Dana
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:08 am

    Happy Holidays to you and the farmily! Shreve, will you ever repeat raising a coyote, should (God forbid) something happen to Charlie? Just curious!

  11. Sophia
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:08 am

    Happy holidays, and happy snow-dashing, from Oslo, Norway!

  12. Mecha
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:08 am

    I think that today is a beautiful day here in Tucson…it’s a little chilly but I’m looking forward to the sunshine and it warming up! Should be 79 today! Mecha

  13. Summer
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:09 am


  14. FG- Elaine
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    My wish is for Peace on Earth, more love, compassion and goodness flowing from all hearts to sentient beings! Cherish each other, our planet and our animals. Happy Holidays everyone!

  15. AL
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:12 am

    The square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides!

  16. Danielle H.
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:13 am

    Shreve, thank you for sharing your little corner of Wyoming with us. It is such a treasure that a lot of us don’t get to see. Have a wonderful holiday season!!!

  17. Meghan
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    Thanks for sharing your life and the farmily with us. Happy holidays!

  18. Stephanie S.
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    Dear Shreve and the Farmily,
    Happy holidays! I always look forward to your photos in my feed.

  19. Pam
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    Tell you something…. Hhhmmmm… Gifts for you and Charlie on their way!! You really should have a full po box all week. :-). !!A huge thank you for all the joy your generosity gives to me every single day!!

  20. Ms. Pants
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    Please give all my love to the farmily! :-)

  21. Angela
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:18 am

    Happy holidays to you and the Farmily!

  22. Phyllis Confer
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:19 am

    I love Eli. Merry Christmas!

  23. Ketra
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    Happy Holidays & a joyous New Year to you!

  24. Lisa D.
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season! :) I have been following you and Charlie since he was a tiny pup. It would be awesome to win a little package from you, especially since today is my birthday…hehe. Love to you all!

  25. Charlie Wilson
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    Happy Winter and Merry Christmas to you and the Farmily! :)

  26. Erica
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:24 am


  27. Samantha
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:25 am

    Two coyotes trotted through my yard this morning and I thought of you!

  28. Theresa
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    I love your photos and posts; I start my day with you and yours every morning. Thank you, and Merry Christmas!!

  29. Leslie Price
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    Thank you for sharing small glimpses into your amazing life. Merry Christmas to you and the farmily.

  30. V
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    Shreve, I’ve followed your blog for years now! I love the farmily and seeing all your gorgeous pictures. You truly live an amazing life.

  31. Liz
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    Loved the notepads!

    Happy holidays!

  32. Rae
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    I’m home from work sick today, snuggled down as hard as possible in my blankets, and thinking it must be much colder there! Hope you’re well.

  33. Terry V.
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    Thank you for keeping your blog going. I’ve followed you and your adventures with your farmily for a long time now. I check you page every morning at work. Somehow I feel better knowing Charlie and the other critters are enjoying life. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  34. Ronda, Sassie & Guido
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    So glad I stumbled upon your blog so many years ago. The Farmily was just you, Eli and Charlie. It’s been fun watching it grow! And my two pups would be lost without their elk antler chews!!!

  35. Faith Bugely
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    A long time fan of you and Charlie wishing you and yours a wonderful 2014!

  36. Stella
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    Here’s to the entire Farmily for a wonderful holiday season, and a prosperous, healthy and safe 2014.

  37. Liza
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:38 am

    Happy holidays and happy winter to you and the farmily! (spellcheck really wants to make that family!)

  38. EM
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:39 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your farmily!

  39. Deborah K.
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:40 am

    I live vicariously through you to enjoy the wild life and wide open spaces of Wyoming. Hope to visit there someday. This photo makes me want to go right now.

  40. Suzanna
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    Merry Christmas to you and the farmily! Thank you so much for sharing your world with us. First thing that came to mind when I saw the picture in this post was “heaven on earth.” Made my day!

  41. Mary
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:42 am

    Shreve…My daily picture of Charlie always makes me smile and that is not a bad way to start my day. Thank you for sharing him and your life with us. Merry Christmas!

  42. Helene L.
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    We received 30 cm of snow yesterday.
    We shoveled, my 5 year-old made his first snow fort and the neighbor was kindly enough to bring his snowplow and finish the entry for us. We plan on bringing him a bottle of wine for christmas to thank him because he always helps us when there’s too much snow (he’s so kind). So in the spirit of kindness, I’m sending you my salutations and merry wishes to you and all your family from me and mine from the colds of Canada.

  43. Christy
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    Here’s hoping 2014 is rewarding to all of us

  44. Heather B.
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    Happy Holidays!

  45. Mickey Williamson
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:50 am

    I love all your posts and sites and your life and your calendars and all your family of critters! A very happy new year to all of you!

  46. Philip
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:51 am

    Jealous of the snow. It’s been rainy and hovering around 34° in Tennessee.

  47. kay
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    Thank you for sharing your life in this way :) Happy Holidays and Happy Winter!

  48. Jennifer Sciarroni
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    Been checking the website daily since the beginning with my son, he loves seeing Charlie & the family every morning. Hope you & your family have a wonderous Holiday!

  49. Jess
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:57 am

    Bought your farmily calendar and can’t wait to put it up January 1! Happy holidays!

  50. Alexis
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    I want to go to there!

  51. Kelly
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:00 am

    Secretly wishing we had snow here in rainy Portland, OR. Maybe I’m just wishing I could dash somewhere other than to the office….

  52. Jay
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:02 am

    How fitting! I’ll be leaving Thursday afternoon for a Wyoming road trip to visit family. Thanks for the opportunity!

  53. Karin
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:06 am

    Can you pack up the light of a late summer afternoon in the Hayden Valley? I think that is my favorite Wyoming treasure.

  54. ine
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:06 am

    Would love to win a care package! Happy holidays to everyone in your family!

  55. Dogmom
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:08 am

    I love the jewelry you make! And I love Charlie and the Farmily. It’s so fun to visit here every day. Thanks, Shreve.

  56. Brynne
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    Fun fun fun! Greetings from rainy (and currently foggy) Seattle!

  57. Cris
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    Greetings from Northern Arizona. Happy Holidays

  58. Marina
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    Just arrived back in Wisconsin from five months in Scotland. Still trying to adjust to 1 degree F temps and SNOW. Followed your blog the entire time I was abroad.

  59. Janet in Cambridge
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    Beautiful landscape. The sky is so big!

  60. Rachelle
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:16 am

    Greetings from Cayucos, Ca currently 72 degrees and sunny! Love seeing pictures of Charlie everyday!

  61. Jase
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:19 am

    Happy Holidays!

    I took a similar picture on the east side of the Bighorns on a trip there in 2010. Love the wide open skies and dusty country roads of Wyoming.


  62. Marisa
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:22 am

    I love your cats, Eli & Mush especially. Every member of your farmily seems so content and happy!

  63. Heatherface
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:22 am

    Had some sad news last week, but I’m trying to focus on happy memories and working on creating more instead of remaining upset. Seeing everyone’s fun snow pictures helps since it doesn’t snow here, I haven’t experienced snow since I was a kid so I love seeing pictures of it instead of going “Augh, yucky cold stuff.” Happy holidays to you and the farmily!

  64. Sherrie Larimore
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:23 am

    Your photography inspires me!

  65. Sally
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:27 am

    A saying I like: “When I am sad I shall eat chocolate and sing happy songs.” And I will add look at pictures of Charlie and the Farmily!

  66. Emma
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:29 am

    How fun! I’m procrastinating on buying the last of my Christmas presents (HOW do you buy stuff for little brothers? AARGH) so this is the perfect moment of rest.

  67. Beverly Jackson
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    I’ve been following you for years. :-)

  68. sam haines
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    Love charlie and honey rock dawn

  69. LJ
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:36 am

    Finger, toes, and eyes…all crossed!

  70. Sara Swender
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:36 am

    Happy Holidays to you and yours! Thanks for sharing your family with all of us.

  71. Lisa Brown
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:37 am

    I love treasures!

    I’m also making a game with a bull in it. Am thinking of naming him Frisco :)

  72. Laurie
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:37 am

    Yay winter give away! Merry Christmas! :)

  73. Amanda
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    Happy holidays! We usually don’t get snow here until January.

  74. Brook
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    I look at that photo and all I can think of is Liz Lemon saying “I want to go to there.” <3

  75. Autumn
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    Happy holidays to you and the Farmily!

  76. Infinity
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:44 am

    I love your pictures and stories!

  77. Shayla
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    Can’t wait to see beautiful wyoming soon!!! Merry Christmas Shreve!!

  78. Elenna
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    You rock baby!!!!

  79. Shane
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    Hope you and the farmily have a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for sharing bits and pieces of your life with us. I’d love to visit Wyoming someday.

  80. lois
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    Your story inspires me. Thanks.

  81. Julie
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    Saw a coyote on a TV show this week and it reminded me of Charlie.

  82. Helen
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:58 am

    Thanks for the glimpse into your life. I particularly love your landscape photos. Wyoming is so beautiful!

  83. Tanja
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:01 pm

    Best wishes for the new year to you and the Farmily Shreve!

  84. Caylin
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

    Reading your words and seeing your pictures brings me peace. Thank you for all you do!

  85. Dawn
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

    Wishing you, Mike and your farmily a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! Love your websites…waiting on your next book, hopefully about the farmily :)

  86. Megan
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:07 pm

    Happy Monday to you! I’m jealous of your snow – but at least the rain has stopped here (for a few days at least!)

  87. nancys
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    Hmmmm, stayed indoors all weekend hiding from the snow :)
    Happy Holidays!!!

  88. Jenna
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

    I love your pictures and stories, and what an awesome thing to do. Merry Christmas!

  89. Anna
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

    The outdoor Christmas decorations were hung yesterday … a colorful swag around the perimeter fence with twinkly lights braided in; a b-i-g wreath on the trellis. Red ornaments, and a string of cranberries for the birds. Pretty by day and by night. :-)

    Inside? Well – at least I have the decorations out of the boxes they live in most of the year. I’ll deal with those tonight. Meanwhile, pies are getting started and marinades planned. Old bottle of red wine taken out of its resting place and stood upright on the kitchen counter to let the sediment fall out. Packages are all mailed, local presents are wrapped and ready. Christmas is coming!!!!

    Happy, happy holidays to you, Mike and the Farmily!

  90. Amanda
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    My boyfriend and I picked up your book a long time ago and have followed your blogs ever since! Thank you for sharing Charlie with us.

  91. Brooke
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    Love your photos! They are just so dreamy…

  92. Marilyn
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

    Merry Christmas!!

  93. Eni
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

    You’re so inspirational, Shreve. Your posts have inspired me to both take my photography hobby more seriously, and to get back in touch with nature. And those two compliment each other so nicely that it’s been easy. Thank you :)

  94. Kelly
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

    I’ve been following your blog for a while. Thanks so much for sharing a piece of your world!

  95. Denise Anstine
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

    I admire you and as I have read your book, blogs, and viewed your excellent photography, I feel that you are a kindred spirit and are in harmony with the natural world! Blessings!

  96. Heather Lange-Wilson
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    happy holidays to you, the farmily, I love reading your book, blogs, and seeing all of the pictures! I love your creativity!

  97. Lacey R
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    What a nice idea!! Happy Holidays!! Love your blogs!

  98. Rose
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    We have snow in the mountains, but are in desperate need of more, as well as rain in the Central Valley.

    It was good to meet you this summer! Merry Christmas!

  99. Sandy
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

    Knock Knock…who’s there? Ima. Ima who? Ima gonna’ win those treasures! (I sound like an old mining prospector!) =o)

  100. Amanda in Montana
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

    Happy Holidays!!!

  101. Sarah Mitt
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:41 pm

    Enjoy your wintery adventures. I can just see you and Charlie and Chloe dashing through the snow.

  102. Karyn
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

    Love the picture….the road calls….

  103. Karen
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:51 pm

    I’m so glad I found your blog and your book. I love reading about your life with Charlie and the rest of the farmily, and I love seeing your pictures!

  104. Eija Bucciarelli
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    “O beautiful for halcyon skies,
    For amber waves of grain,
    For purple mountain majesties
    Above the enameled plain!”
    Your winter scene photos are greatest….really makes one to wish for “dashing through the snow”…with Charlie & friends (if only, but so happy for having the opportunity spend moments with him through you)
    God Jul och Gott Nytt Ar!

  105. Ellen
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your blog with us, Shreve! I love your stories and pics for the farmily, and hope you have an awesome holiday!

  106. Jessica
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

    I think my husband doesn’t both subscribing to your feeds because I’m always handing him my phone and demanding that he look at the pretty and then reading your posts to him. What you share brings a lot of joy. Thanks for sharing with us!

  107. Katie C.
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

    I’m having a hard time deciding which print of Charlie to frame and hang in my living room! He’s such a handsome guy.

  108. Annie
    December 16th, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

    Greetings to you, Charlie, Mike, and all the farmily!!

  109. Amy
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

    Yay giveaways!

  110. steph
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

    you make me want to make friends with cows. i like your blog, it’s the bee’s knees.

  111. Karen
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

    I’m intensely curious about which Wyoming treasures are included! I hope I get to find out!!

  112. Deborah
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    I’m feeling lucky… maybe a Christmas miracle will happen for me, as I don’t usually win things. But getting a package from Wyoming would be a real treat! And knowing Shreve packed it can only mean awesomeness!

  113. Tanya
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

    I want to dash through the snow too! It doesn’t snow in Portland, though, so I just have to be content with dashing through the rain and the occasional fog.

  114. annnoe
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:08 pm

    So grateful to have met you while picking up my beef this summer.

    Peace and blessings to you, Mike and the farmily.

  115. Janine
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

    I hope one and all are experiencing some happiness this magical time of the year!

  116. Karen
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

    I admire you very much, Shreve and you make the pretty pictures out there!

  117. bonnie
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    “and if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there” ( George Harrison — Any Road)

  118. Jenny C
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    Love you guys – Merry Christmas!

  119. Alyson Mahon
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:16 pm

    Have a lovely holiday season, Shreve!!! :-)

  120. Dazaleski
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

    Merry Christmas from Niki and Rico in Michigan.

  121. Eileen
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

    I wish you had more time to write. I look forward to reading your blog. Happy New Year!

  122. Connie M
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

    Greetings from Tucson! This Christmas will be the best one so far in my life :) Last Christmas we had a brand new foster baby girl to spoil for the first time in 23 years, and this year she is our daughter not only in our hearts but on paper as well. I feel so lucky and so very blessed to be able to finally be called Mommy and Daddy <3 I hope your Christmas is full of love, laughter and peace. <3

  123. Kathleen
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

    Very Happy Holidays to you, Mike, and the farmily. I feel a little guilty entering after receiving a care package once before when there were caption contests, but it was so wonderfully special I can only imagine what treasures you’ve prepared this time :) You provide a very bright spot in my day every day, thank you for that.

  124. Cathy
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:35 pm

    Wow, this is amazing! I discovered your blog last year and spent countless hours ( many of them at work- oops!) reading all the past posts on this blog and the daily coyote! I also bought your book, and have read it twice :) you are an amazing spirit with a beautiful soul, and I look forward to each new post.
    Best wishes for this holiday season and beyond <3

  125. Rose D.
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

    My cat has been so naughty while I am wrapping presents, but it is so cute I have a hard time disciplining her.

  126. Felyne
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

    Happy Winter Wyoming from the Happy Summer of the Southern Hemisphere! While you’re white with snow, we’re white with spring lambs!

  127. Ellen
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    Living in the heart of Chicago makes me yearn for open spaces. Thanks for sharing your heart and home.

  128. SiobhanM
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:44 pm

    Happy holidays to you and the farmily!!!

  129. Jackie Beck
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:44 pm

    Oh how nice to offer this. I was coming here to wish you and all yours a Merry Christmas from not to far away Montana. Today is just wonderful here also with such a sunny brisk day.

  130. Beverly
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:45 pm

    i love the picture attached to this post. the sky and the land go on forever! one of the reasons i love wyoming
    thank you so much for sharing your self and the farmily with us
    merry christmas to you, Mike and all

  131. ChristineV
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:45 pm

    Merry Christmas from San Diego!

  132. Deanna
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

    Happy Holidays from Colorado to you, Mike, Charlie and all the family. It brings a smile to me everyday to see what Charlie is up to.
    Best wishes in 2014.

  133. jane
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

    just found a cool gnome in a cookbook that you will have to make!

  134. Marva
    December 16th, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

    Rollin’ down the highway, trying to loosen my load…”

    Your blogs let me peek in to a very different kind of life, but remind me if I look closer I can find the same meaning and satisfactions you describe.

  135. Creekhiker / HollysFolly
    December 16th, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    I have a hard time reconciling your amazing Charlie with the critters I who give chase on our hikes. Especially the yearling males who seem so lost on their own…half wanting to play and half afraid. Your Charlie has made me see them differently.

  136. Mick
    December 16th, 2013 @ 2:11 pm

    Obligatory comment to try and win stuff! (Now I’m gonna go play in the snow too!)

  137. Maggie
    December 16th, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    Working on my last take home final and I’m DOOOOONE…Until next semester. :p

  138. Barbara
    December 16th, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    I’ve been following you for years, since the day I first chanced upon the blog. Wishing a long & happy existence to you and yours (human & farmily members included)!

  139. Su
    December 16th, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

    Definitely you should be outside while it’s nice! Post some pictures of the snow when it’s not so nice (for those of us in the desert who don’t get snow).

  140. Mayrita
    December 16th, 2013 @ 2:28 pm

    Just got another box of antlers from you – thanks so much – all the dogs in my farmily are going to love them for christmas! All our best wishes for a happy holiday to you, Charlie and the rest of the farmily!!

  141. Judy Renae
    December 16th, 2013 @ 2:31 pm

    Thank you for sharing your Wyoming Farmily life with us. Happy Holidays!

  142. Christina
    December 16th, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

    Thank you for every post and photo. Have a great time today outside!

  143. sarah malaby
    December 16th, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

    Our Niko (ginormous black lab) is STILL enjoying last year’s large antler chew – He adores it and is very protective of it. Just ordered a small for our new granddog. Merry Christmas Shreve!!

  144. Becky
    December 16th, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

    Love the current picture on the blog. Love the “happy Charlie”pic sent last week and just love the way you are staying true to yourself while still letting “us” in to your life.
    You are a wise woman Shreve. I’ve said that to you before and it was several years ago. You just keep growin girl! You rock!
    Thank you for letting us share in your world.
    Happy, Happy Christmas!

  145. Alyxx
    December 16th, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

    I have 3 dogs, the newest a rescued pit bull “puppy” (about a year old, we’ve had her two months) – she chews. And chews. And chews. Her favorites are the elk antlers, and neither of the ones I got from you a couple of years ago (for the other dogs) seem to have gotten any smaller from her chewing. It’s amazing. You can’t get better than that, and she is CUTE! (Not as cute as Charlie…)
    Happy/Merry/Bright to you and yours!

  146. Carmen
    December 16th, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

    Shreve- Your life-style is inspiring! I enjoy your thoughts and gorgeous photos. Happy holidays!

  147. Amy
    December 16th, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

    More Eli!! :)

  148. Elizabeth Edgar
    December 16th, 2013 @ 2:57 pm

    I really enjoy both your websites and I hope your snow is more fun to play in than mine (fluffy snow covered in a thin sheet of ice) :) I wish we could hear more about your cows Fiona and Daisy.

  149. Abbey
    December 16th, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

    My Mom and I love reading about your farmily. I’ve learned from you to appreciate my food, especially when it comes from other living creatures. Thank you!

  150. Julie
    December 16th, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

    Love your blog! Love Charlie! Thanks!

  151. Yaara
    December 16th, 2013 @ 3:09 pm

    Lying in bed with Sasson, my 10kg monster of a cat, draped over my shoulder on a surprisingly cold night in Tel Aviv. Not a bad way to end the day.

  152. Janet
    December 16th, 2013 @ 3:17 pm

    Merry Christmas. Here’s a link to the fox and the dog from Norway. http://www.berithelberg.net/fremtidige-utgivelser/10-novellesamlinger/110-the-fox-and-the-dog-2014

  153. Vee
    December 16th, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

    Happy Holidays to all of you. Stay safe xo

  154. Doug
    December 16th, 2013 @ 3:35 pm

    Merry Christmas!! A road to yourself.

  155. Melissa
    December 16th, 2013 @ 3:39 pm

    I love both of your blogs! I can’t wait until I get some more disposable income to get something from your shop and maybe, just maybe, some of your beef if you eventually ship it here!

    Hello from Nova Scotia!

  156. Wo
    December 16th, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

    Your other site is my home page & I’m hoping my number’s the lucky one after learning of this giveaway. I’ve been visiting the site for years and years and always click through the daily links to previous year’s photos. I know a lot of them just by their title now, but still enjoy seeing them again and again. Thanks for sharing the Farmily with all of us Shreve & I hope you have a wonderful holiday season! Wo (PS cool photo above… you take amazing photos!)

  157. Penni
    December 16th, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

    Been following your blog for quite awhile, and I really enjoy it! Thank you for sharing!

  158. rwd47
    December 16th, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

    Always great fun to visit Charlie. I feel like I know him and wish he could know me.

    All the best. Richard

  159. Candi McCorkle
    December 16th, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

    Dust of white below
    Blurred into red dust, sleepy
    ‘Neath puff clouds – white above.

  160. Laurie McPhee
    December 16th, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

    I love both your pages – always a smile. I just got my 2 very first sheep …. in addition to my horse & 5 cats…my herd is slowly growing. One day I hope to own a sm. farm / you’re an inspiration. Happy Holidays from Boston, MA

  161. Marian
    December 16th, 2013 @ 3:51 pm

    I love reading about and seeing pictures of your farmily! Especially the cows and felines :)

  162. Jamie Lyn Weaver
    December 16th, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    The Farmily is now an essential past of my vocabulary. I love living through your eyes. It makes heaven so much closer.

  163. lenje
    December 16th, 2013 @ 3:56 pm

    The road is long and many a winding turn…

    Merry Christmas to you, Mike and your farmily, Shreve!

  164. Wo
    December 16th, 2013 @ 4:05 pm

    Fingers crossed…. I’m feeling lucky! Knocking on wood…. Hoping hoping hoping I’m the number! Hope the farmily had a GREAT holiday seasonShreve! Wo

  165. Anna
    December 16th, 2013 @ 4:07 pm

    That road looks gorgeous and empty and untroubled. Wish I were there… even if it were snow covered.

    Happy Monday!

  166. Kathy McKeough
    December 16th, 2013 @ 4:09 pm

    Hi Shreve, With regard to your comment about currency being an exchange for good deeds, you might enjoy reading Sacred Economics, by Charles Eisenstein – what wonderfully revolutionary ideas he has and panoramic vision! Happy Solstice to you and yours!

  167. Ticia
    December 16th, 2013 @ 4:13 pm

    I’ve just left beautiful Wyoming for the wilds of Vermont, another state with great pride of place. Now looking at your pictures is even more important to me!

  168. sally
    December 16th, 2013 @ 4:14 pm

    Hi Shreve, say hi to all your pack for me!
    I love the thought of currency tied to good deeds, but then, would we need currency!

    (Hope I win) ;o)

  169. Kelley Giffen
    December 16th, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

    Loved reading about Charlie. My husband’s ‘animal’ is a coyote, which is why I heard about you in the first place.

    Stuck around because of your writing talent, and your amazing photography.

    Waiting for your beef to come to Wisconsin!

  170. Sarah
    December 16th, 2013 @ 4:16 pm

    Hi Shreve! Have fun in the snow and happy holidays to you and the farmily!

  171. Alice
    December 16th, 2013 @ 4:16 pm

    Merry Christmas to you, Mike & the family. I’m hunkered down in PA trying to stay warm in the mid-20 temperatures. I can’t imagine how cold it gets in Wyoming.

  172. betharoopie
    December 16th, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    Your picture today was a delight in the midst of a horrible Monday. Thank you!

  173. Tori
    December 16th, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    I have just moved back into the house that I grew up in after having lived in the City for several years. Despite the unfortunate circumstances which have called me home, life here has been such a wonderful departure from the constant goings on that surround one living amongst so many.

    My parents house sits on the edge of seemingly endless miles of wilderness (or at least the most untouched land that I have experienced here in California). It is so peaceful to open my windows up late at night and experience what feels like the sounds of the ancient Earth. Wind through the trees, insects and other creatures running about, and when I’m lucky, a beautiful chorus of coyotes. It’s the perfect lullaby, and I can only imagine how beautiful nature must have sounded when you were up on that mountain one summer not so long ago.

    I hope you, the farmily, and Mike have a beautiful winter season. :)

  174. Lindsey
    December 16th, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

    Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Holiday! Thanks for all the beautiful photos and sharing snapshots of your life. Very inspiring.

  175. Lori Dowding
    December 16th, 2013 @ 4:26 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and your Farmily !!!

  176. Judy
    December 16th, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    Happy Holidays to you and all the farmily. May 2014 bring you peace, health and many blessings.

  177. Hannah
    December 16th, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

    I have a small farmily of my own and it is not even “calendar winter” yet but I am already sick of hoses being frozes. Lugging buckets of water from the house is not much fun. Somehow I have a feeling you can empathize.

    Do your outside critters love a sip of warm water as much as mine do on a cold day? They act like I have brought them the finest tea.

    I hope you & all your loved ones are well.

  178. Keith
    December 16th, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

    Thank you for sharing your life with the rest of us- Daily Coyote is the first thing I look at on-line each day.
    Best wishes for the holiday season to you and the farmily!

  179. Elizabeth K
    December 16th, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

    This winter is kicking my butt so far, so I could use something to cheer me up. Happy December!

  180. Mimi
    December 16th, 2013 @ 4:39 pm

    And, yet, once again you find an ingenious way to keep us all coming back for more! You inspire me every day. Love, love, love it… Happy Holidays!

  181. Pia Parrish
    December 16th, 2013 @ 4:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing your little corner of Wyoming paradise! I have a sister & brother who live there and I always feel closer to them when I read your blog and see your pics (even tho’ I know I’m not any closer!) Thanks again.

  182. Michelle Thompson
    December 16th, 2013 @ 4:53 pm

    Love your sites and your books! Thank you for sharing your inspiring life with us!

  183. Arizona Kathy
    December 16th, 2013 @ 5:04 pm

    You are one of a kind!

  184. B
    December 16th, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

    To echo everyone else, thank you for all of your world that you share. :)

  185. Debra
    December 16th, 2013 @ 5:12 pm

    I love your sites and your books, Eating gluten free has been one of the best books to have when I got diagnosed!

    Happy Holidays!!

  186. Roxie
    December 16th, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

    Sending you & the Farmily warmest wishes from the Bay Area! PS just rec’d notepads – gorgeous leftovers! Thanks!

  187. Marion L. from Indiana
    December 16th, 2013 @ 5:18 pm

    I love this photo! I think it is perfect for meditation. It reminds me of Arizona, our Winter “Get-”away (from snowy and cold Indiana)!
    I also love your blog. It feels like a continuation to the “Daily Coyote”. Thank you!

  188. Katie R
    December 16th, 2013 @ 5:21 pm

    Love Wyoming, and I love your stories that really capture a sense of place.

  189. sistercoyote
    December 16th, 2013 @ 5:23 pm

    I love Wyoming; it’s where my family originated. And I love your writing.

  190. Marg
    December 16th, 2013 @ 5:23 pm

    I received my gift years ago when I read your book and then followed up by checking your blog every morning as I’m having my coffee. Thanks for the light you’ve brought into my life Shreve with your pictures, words and the discussions we’ve all had on your site over the years. Merry Christmas to you and yours from me and mine.

  191. Heidi Lambert
    December 16th, 2013 @ 5:38 pm

    I have loved reading about Charlie and the farmily the last few years.

  192. Lyn
    December 16th, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

    Merry Christmas, Shreve, from Lyn and Gary. Thank you for letting us share your life.

  193. Phoenix
    December 16th, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

    I love the holidays, your blog, and fantastic surprises! :)

  194. Chris W
    December 16th, 2013 @ 6:10 pm

    Look forward to seeing sweet Charlie’s face every morning. Thanks and Merry Christmas

  195. Fred B
    December 16th, 2013 @ 6:15 pm

    I enjoy my Daily Coyote subscription and also checking in regularly on Honey Rock Dawn to see what is new. Have a nice Christmas and New Year!

  196. Marsha
    December 16th, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

    Thank you so very much for sharing the good, bad, and ugly of ranch life! Love your spirit!

  197. Jennie
    December 16th, 2013 @ 6:34 pm

    Happy holidays!

  198. Cathy
    December 16th, 2013 @ 6:39 pm

    Your blog is beautiful and I thank you for it. Peace to you and your loved ones this season and always. <3

  199. Anne W.
    December 16th, 2013 @ 6:44 pm

    you are my sunshine,
    don’t take my sunshine away :^)

  200. Karen
    December 16th, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

    That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road. And when I got there, I thought maybe I’d run to the end of town. And when I got there, I thought maybe I’d just run across Greenbow County. And I figured, since I run this far, maybe I’d just run across the great state of Alabama. And that’s what I did. I ran clear across Alabama. For no particular reason I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean. And when I got there, I figured, since I’d gone this far, I might as well turn around, just keep on going. When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I’d gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on going. (A Forrest Gump quote) This beautiful picture reminds me of the movie.

  201. charity
    December 16th, 2013 @ 6:53 pm

    I love to read your blog and hear about your life in Wyoming.

    I’m from the bay area so your life is world away from mine. But I love it!

  202. Katie Lenguyen
    December 16th, 2013 @ 6:56 pm

    Sending you love and good thoughts from CA.

  203. Christie
    December 16th, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

    Wyoming is a great place, I can see why you love living there. It’s nice that you see the good in all seasons. Happy holidays!

  204. Elizabeth Williams
    December 16th, 2013 @ 7:05 pm

    If I had to pick one word to describe you, the word would be…inspiring. I love that you do what you want to do, when you want to do it, and how you want to do it. Thank you for your books, your blogs, your passion for life…

  205. Rachel
    December 16th, 2013 @ 7:13 pm

    You have such a generous spirit. Thank you for sharing your life with us and hosting this giveaway. You inspire me to follow my dreams and spend more time in nature.

    Do you decorate a Christmas tree? I’m sure we would all love to see pictures. Happy Holidays!

  206. Stacey K.
    December 16th, 2013 @ 7:15 pm

    I’ve lived my whole life in the urban jungle, but your photography and thoughtful posts always make me reconsider. :) Keep up the lovely work!

  207. A
    December 16th, 2013 @ 7:25 pm

    Happy Holidays! Thanks for sharing little bits of your life with all of us.

  208. John
    December 16th, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

    Thanks for letting all of us share in the adventure of living in the Bighorns. Happy Holidays!

  209. Meghan
    December 16th, 2013 @ 7:35 pm

    Happy holidays to you and yours!

  210. ClaireB
    December 16th, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and your farmily. I’m SO glad I don’t live in the snow like you do. Burrrrrr……

  211. mlaiuppa
    December 16th, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

    I love Charlie’s new furniture.

    Was that destined for firewood and kindling? I’ll bet you won’t have the heart to chop it up now that he’ claimed it as his perch.

  212. Pat
    December 16th, 2013 @ 7:44 pm

    Sometimes, when things get hectic and the world seems extra crazy, I close my eyes and envision a red dirt road like this photo. A peaceful calm comes over me, and all of a sudden, my troubles float away. Thank you, for the continued bliss of daydreaming.

  213. Torre
    December 16th, 2013 @ 7:46 pm

    Hi! I hope you and the farmily and Mike are all doing great! When you tire of the snow, tell it some of us in MD would enjoy a little more!

    Just got the notepads – love them! What a great way to use up the leftover and reuse.

    Thanks for a chance at WY goodies! I have to find a healthier place to live this next year – many people tell me to move west…..

  214. sybil
    December 16th, 2013 @ 7:49 pm

    I got my necklace and the calendar! Hope you’re smashing!!

  215. Sarah
    December 16th, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

    Your photos are a wonderful escape when the city life becomes suffocating. Thank you for all that you share!

  216. Erin Lee
    December 16th, 2013 @ 8:04 pm


  217. Jeninlb
    December 16th, 2013 @ 8:06 pm

    Have a great holiday

  218. Carolyn
    December 16th, 2013 @ 8:07 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your photography and farmily with the world!

  219. Maranda
    December 16th, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

    I have the paintings with Charlie as reference ready for photographing, I just have to get them out of my car! Har har.

  220. Janice in GA
    December 16th, 2013 @ 8:09 pm

    Thank you for sharing your life and adventures with us. You often make me smile with your pictures and stories.

    Just… thank you. :)

  221. Maggie
    December 16th, 2013 @ 8:10 pm

    I look forward to your blog and pictures every day. Thanks for sharing your family and adventures. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  222. Robbie
    December 16th, 2013 @ 8:12 pm

    Sunny skies and happy hearts to you and yours(all of them!)this holiday season.

  223. Ellen Riloff
    December 16th, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

    Your photos of Charlie are absolutely stunning! (You should probably sell more high-quality prints of them.)

  224. Carrie
    December 16th, 2013 @ 8:22 pm

    I can’t wait to give my farmily’s new dog, Charlotte, the elk antlers I received from you just last week! She’s a little spaniel/gordon setter mix (well, I’m guessing – she looks just like a gordon setter, but scaled down a bit), and she loves the antlers we already have. The big ones are just a bit too big for her, though. She is going to adore the medium-sized ones!

  225. Dee
    December 16th, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

    Just popped by to say that I’ve been loving the flood of updates lately! I totally understand why you might be too busy to do regular posts, but I’m grateful for each and every one when they appear!

  226. Angela
    December 16th, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

    Happy Holidays! Your blog is always an inspiration and I love reading stories about the farmily, thanks for sharing. :)

  227. Erin
    December 16th, 2013 @ 8:37 pm



    Merry Yule. ^_^

  228. Chris Ameling
    December 16th, 2013 @ 8:38 pm

    The road goes on forever and the party never ends…

  229. L.E. Bradford
    December 16th, 2013 @ 8:48 pm

    Happily holidays to the farmily!

  230. Leslie Ross
    December 16th, 2013 @ 8:53 pm

    Love your blogs – I’m so jealous of your lifestyle! Happy Holidays to you all!

  231. Melanie Strickland
    December 16th, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

    Love your blog! Merry Christmas!!

  232. Theresa Friedman
    December 16th, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

    Happy Holidays! Love your blog!

  233. Yileen L
    December 16th, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

    I currently have a kitten in my lap, which instantly makes everything wonderful. Hope you have a great holiday!

  234. Cindy
    December 16th, 2013 @ 9:05 pm

    Thanks for reminders that our country is huge, varied and beautiful.

  235. carmen
    December 16th, 2013 @ 9:06 pm

    Thank you for letting us see a glimpse of your life.

  236. Meg A.
    December 16th, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

    Thank you for always sharing tidbits of your farmily!

  237. Rae Trigg
    December 16th, 2013 @ 9:17 pm

    I love your photos – I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday.

  238. Scotty
    December 16th, 2013 @ 9:24 pm

    Give me ambiguity or give me something else. %)

  239. Carol
    December 16th, 2013 @ 9:26 pm

    Wishing you and all members of your fur & feather family a bright 2014! – peace

  240. Jane
    December 16th, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

    It’s not even winter yet officially, and I already want winter to be over. Driving in the snow in rush hour is giving me anxiety =(
    Your beautiful pictures make me feel better!

  241. Hailey
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:03 pm

    I miss the snow. My heart yearns for it, for the crunch of feet – the whispers of the wind in the trees. The flash of eyes in the forest. I love quiet, snow lit walks in the dark!

  242. Vanessa
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:14 pm

    Merry Christmas!!!

  243. Zorah
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:23 pm

    YAY! Pick me!

  244. Amy
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:24 pm

    If I win, please send me a swatch of Carpet. My kid is a month old and is dropping her hair and she needs a good toupee!

  245. Sue in California
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:33 pm

    It was 72 degrees here today.

  246. Emily
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:35 pm

    Your life is so inspiring to me! I hope to one day have the same autonomy over my life.

    It has been snowing here and everything looks wonderful.

  247. Laura
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:40 pm

    Greetings from warm, way-too-dry Southern CA. Love your pics, your stories, and especially your critters. Thanks for sharing with us.

  248. Megan in Calgary
    December 16th, 2013 @ 10:41 pm

    Long time reader, hardly ever commenter. Love you and your blog…I still dream of sitting in an outdoor bathtub above a fire while drinking a smoothy made of strawberries I’ve picked myself and milk from a cow who loves me.

  249. rockrat
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

    I like that road.

    How about a matching shot right after a thin snowfall?

  250. rockrat
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:15 pm

    and have a warm fireplace Christmas.

  251. Joan
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:20 pm

    What a glorious country you and Charlie and Mike live in. Stay warm and thanks for all the great posts and pictures.

  252. Mark W.
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:21 pm

    Hooray Winter! It’s finally cold enough to wear my hand-knitted goodies! Happy Winter Solstice a bit early to you, Mike, and the Farmily!

  253. Miranda Brooks
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:33 pm

    If I was on that road looking at that scene, I’d think, “If the future is as beautiful as the now, I would welcome it with open arms.”

  254. Kim
    December 16th, 2013 @ 11:33 pm

    I just realized that Charlie sort of reminds me of a dog version of my cat. I dote on my cat like she’s my child, so it just makes me love Charlie pictures even more :).

  255. Meagan
    December 17th, 2013 @ 12:26 am

    I love reading about the farmily! You said to tell you something. The other day I learned that sleeping otters hold hands when floating on their backs so that they don’t drift apart.

  256. Margaret
    December 17th, 2013 @ 12:39 am

    Καλά Χριστούγεννα from here in Greece. Love your blogs and looking at my Charlie calendar every day!

  257. Maggie
    December 17th, 2013 @ 12:48 am

    What a fun, random giveaway! Totally the spirit of Christmas :) Love that red dirt road and being comment #250!

  258. Fiona
    December 17th, 2013 @ 1:18 am

    That is a stunning photo. Enjoy your snow dashing!

  259. Kat
    December 17th, 2013 @ 1:27 am

    Today’s pic of Charlie on the stump made my entire evening. Think I’ll pull out the old paintbox …

  260. Lisa
    December 17th, 2013 @ 2:48 am

    Charlie and the farmily keep me smiling, even in Afghanistan. Thank you so much!

  261. Christina
    December 17th, 2013 @ 2:58 am

    Happy Holidays! From snowy Salzburg, Austria

  262. Claudia
    December 17th, 2013 @ 3:31 am

    I just love your blogs. You are such an inspiration to me and I look forward to seeing what is new with you and your farmily every day.

  263. linda in NC
    December 17th, 2013 @ 4:53 am

    We were in Wyoming during the govt. shutdown which necessitated our exploring beautiful Wyoming outside the parks. Absolutely fell in love! We even saw a grizzly bear which was pretty exciting. No wonder you made it your home.

  264. Jaznme
    December 17th, 2013 @ 4:53 am

    Wow Shreve…That picture is just awesome! Talk about Big Sky Wyoming! You could title it ‘What Lies Ahead’. That is a road I would like to follow on an adventure. Love, love, love all the fabulous pics you take. You could do a coffee table book with them! I hope you and Mike and all the farmily have a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all much love, peace and happiness in the coming New Year!! XO Melissa

  265. Jenny D
    December 17th, 2013 @ 5:55 am

    Thank you for letting us visit you here. I feel peaceful when exploring the space you have shared with us. I am grateful that you and Charlie have found a home together. :-)

  266. Jane
    December 17th, 2013 @ 6:01 am

    Thank you for sharing with pictures and words…your blog is always uplifting….

  267. Marlene
    December 17th, 2013 @ 6:18 am

    Happy holiday from Cambria! Marlene

  268. Heather
    December 17th, 2013 @ 6:39 am

    Dreaming of big skies and open roads. Happy holidays to you!

  269. Jennifer Womack
    December 17th, 2013 @ 6:54 am

    Thanks for sharing your life and the farmily with us. Happy holidays!

  270. Karen
    December 17th, 2013 @ 6:56 am

    Such a cool idea. Enjoy your beautiful Wyoming days!

  271. Cathy
    December 17th, 2013 @ 6:56 am

    I, too, check your blogs every morning and truly enjoy the beautiful photos. I’m looking forward to Jan. 1 so I can hang my brand new Charlie calendar. Hugs to the whole farmily!

  272. Kim Kronenberger
    December 17th, 2013 @ 7:33 am

    Your photo reminds me of The Hobbit poem: the road goes ever on and on from where it began and I must follow it if I can…

  273. Claire
    December 17th, 2013 @ 7:37 am

    I deal with a painful chronic illness and reading your blog is often an inspiration for me to keep going. Thank you!

  274. Laurie
    December 17th, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    I Love Charlie! I have a German Shepard and I see so many of the same expressions and beautiful fur!

  275. dogheart
    December 17th, 2013 @ 7:44 am

    Where Does the Dance Begin, Where Does It End?
    by Mary Oliver

    Don’t call this world adorable, or useful, that’s not it.
    It’s frisky, and a theater for more than fair winds.
    The eyelash of lightning is neither good or evil.
    The struck tree burns like a pillar of gold.

    But the blue rain sinks, straight to the white
    feet of the trees
    whose mouths open.
    Doesn’t the wind, turning in circles, invent the dance?
    Haven’t the flowers moved, slowly, across Asia, then Europe,
    until at last, now, they shine
    in your own yard?

    Don’t call this world an explanation, or even an education.

    When the Sufi poet whirled, was he looking
    outward, to the mountains so solidly there
    in a white-capped ring, or was he looking

    to the center of everything: the seed, the egg, the idea
    that was also there,
    beautiful as a thumb
    curved and touching the finger, tenderly,
    little love ring,

    as he whirled,
    oh jug of breath,
    in the garden of dust?

  276. Mary C.
    December 17th, 2013 @ 7:48 am

    Your photos capture moments in time and create memories – I admire your photography skills and your candid comments on your blog. Happy Holidays !!

  277. Alan Stubbindeck
    December 17th, 2013 @ 7:49 am

    I really, really enjoy ham.

  278. Lynn
    December 17th, 2013 @ 7:50 am

    My dad, who is going on 93, read your book when it was first released. Every Sunday morning I call him. He’s in Cali. We talk about Eckhart Tolle, riding freight trains, wildlife and he always asks me, ‘ has that coyote girl come out with another book yet?’

  279. Faye
    December 17th, 2013 @ 7:51 am

    Dear Shreve, thank you for sharing your beautiful farmily and the wide open spaces of your home with us. Here’s wishing you all good health and much joy this holiday season and in 2014!

  280. Bree
    December 17th, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    Today’s pic was a soft sign, a release of pent up stress…I just closed my eyes and imagined myself riding down that road. No destination & no plans. Thank you for that brief escape. Happy Holidays, Shreve.

  281. Kim
    December 17th, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    I admire you and look forward to reading
    your emails and looking at your photography.
    Such talent…

  282. Kim W
    December 17th, 2013 @ 8:33 am

    Happy Holidays! Thank you so much for inviting us to view Wyoming as you see it. I miss the state, the wide open spaces that remind me of limitless possibilities, and peace.

  283. karen waters
    December 17th, 2013 @ 8:36 am

    Shreve, I love Charlie and I love coyotes-such a misunderstood animal-hunted by all kinds-I love to walk to this area where they are at with my greyhounds just to listen to them…I work at nights, so, after work I take the dogs and walk down to where they are…also, I’ll be on the computer after work and at 5:00 a.m. up pops The Daily Coyote picture of the day…I’ve been with you since Day 1…
    Happy Holidays to Charlie and the other animals and your family- best regards Karen

  284. Milo
    December 17th, 2013 @ 8:40 am

    That’s so nice of you! Your picture inspired me to take the dog trail running rather than sticking around our neighborhood. Happy holidays!

  285. Kelly
    December 17th, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    Just learned this morning that a group of flamingos is called a flamboyance, ain’t that something?! Big hug from the mountains of North Carolina, where there are, of course, no flamingos.

  286. yvonne
    December 17th, 2013 @ 8:58 am

    I love that you honor your dreams and am inspired that you have the courage to life your life on your terms and will try anything you are inspired to do. Happy Holidays!

  287. yvonne
    December 17th, 2013 @ 8:59 am

    oops “live” not “life” sorry

  288. Marcea
    December 17th, 2013 @ 9:04 am

    I love your blog, been following for a long time and you never cease to amaze me. I love your farmily :) Best wishes to you and everyone.

  289. Gina Louise
    December 17th, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    Happy Holidays. Your Blog make my days in a windowless office pass a little faster.

  290. Rhonda
    December 17th, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    Hope you have a lovely holiday. Best wishes.

  291. Mary
    December 17th, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    I live on the “other” side of the mountain and enjoy seeing your side!

  292. Thea
    December 17th, 2013 @ 9:09 am

    Happy holidays! I love it when I come here and find something new posted, it makes my day!

  293. Becky
    December 17th, 2013 @ 9:12 am

    My heaven.

  294. joy
    December 17th, 2013 @ 9:14 am

    Merry Christmas from Oklahoma.

  295. beth
    December 17th, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    your pictures make me pause and slow down for a moment, and appreciate the beauty in nature.

  296. Céleste
    December 17th, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    Merry Christmas from all the critters – two-legged and four-legged – at Reindeer Station Farm!! Hope your holidays are happy!

  297. Jo Davis
    December 17th, 2013 @ 9:25 am

    Let there be Peace on Earth…

  298. Dave
    December 17th, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    Happy Holidays!!
    I miss your live webcast sessions.

  299. Suz
    December 17th, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    Wyoming is the home where I don’t live and have only visited twice. Lovely holidays to you all!

  300. Colleen G
    December 17th, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    I’ve been following your blogs for so long now and it never gets old and you never cease to amaze me! The Farmily makes me smile everyday! Thank you to the moon and back for being who you are and inspiring so many. xo

  301. Amanda
    December 17th, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    “There is a pleasure in the pathless woods” -Byron
    You have been an inspiration to me since I first moved west to Colorado two years ago. I live in the unpopulated part of Colorado that the rest of Colorado loves to forget but it has become my home and a source of joy. It is wild there and I love it. Thank you for so boldly sharing your thoughts, hopes, and dreams in The Daily Coyote I’m sure they have inspired many wandering souls to find peace in the uncommon. :)

  302. Coyote
    December 17th, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    Love the Daily Coyote pics in my inbox, they always make me smile.

  303. Ann
    December 17th, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    Just saw the new furniture; love the statuesque pose! Charlie is so gorgeous!

  304. Cara
    December 17th, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    Hello from Oklahoma! I read your book and loved it! I have a female Great Pyrenees, Marilyn, that chases a coyote on our land everyday but he (or she) comes back daily for more. I’m beginning to think it’s more of a game between the two! Love your photos!

  305. Karen Winkel
    December 17th, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    Thank you for the flow of gifts that come from your willingness to share your life with the rest of us. We are all blessed.

  306. Kate
    December 17th, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    Sparkly snow.

  307. Wendy B.
    December 17th, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    The Daily Coyote had made me look at life a little differently. A daily dose of Charlie makes me smile. While I will probably never see a cow as beautiful, I do find them far more interesting. Chickens are funny (I’ve always thought they were, but they’re even better when they have names!) and Eli rules the world, with his kitty minions. :) Keep it up, Shreve! And thank you.

  308. Shawn S.
    December 17th, 2013 @ 10:00 am

    Found your blog many years ago and became hooked. Just read your book a few months ago and loved it. I would love to read an update on your life … I enjoyed your story so much I didn’t want it to end when I finished the book!

  309. Valeta
    December 17th, 2013 @ 10:11 am


    From the Cascade mountains of Central Oregon, I look forward to all we will discover as our lives unfold on parallel paths. Live like a cowgirl close to the land, live like an artist free to expand!


  310. Cindy Ellis
    December 17th, 2013 @ 10:13 am

    Hello from Gulfport!! Love that you share your world with us!!

  311. Laura
    December 17th, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    Your photography is so gorgeous — not just of the Farmily, but also of the beautiful remoteness of where you live. You were fortunate to find your place at such a young age, and you’re very generous to share some of it with all of us!

  312. Patr
    December 17th, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    ME ME ME ME !!! OH ME!!!

    Happy Holiday’s Shreve!!! It’s going to be 70 today – 19 a week ago today…. Mother Nature Mood Swings in Texas!!! LOVE it!

  313. janelle
    December 17th, 2013 @ 10:21 am

    every time you post a pic of the landscape it makes me want to just jump in my car and move to wyoming :) happy holidays!

  314. V
    December 17th, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    Happy holidays! Enjoy the snow!

  315. debbie soeldner
    December 17th, 2013 @ 10:25 am

    In the GEO Quiz this week in our Sunday paper, the question was:

    Which state is known as the Equality State? Answer is Wyoming because they were the first state to allow women to vote.

  316. Melanie Lippert
    December 17th, 2013 @ 10:31 am

    The chances are low but the prize is worth the time to enter. :) I love following your blog and you have been an inspiration to me in many ways. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors!

  317. Tricia
    December 17th, 2013 @ 10:33 am

    How sweet of you to offer a goodie box!

    Hoping you & those you love have a great Holiday Season. This, of course, includes creatures with four legs as well as those with two.

  318. Rachel Shubin - Sandpiper Cat Blog
    December 17th, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    sounds like a great giveaway!

  319. Nina
    December 17th, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    Thank you for sharing your world with us through your blogs!

  320. Toni
    December 17th, 2013 @ 10:38 am

    It’s a winter wonderland in Canada as well and it’s beautiful. Love your blog and thank you for sharing a part of your life with all of us.

  321. Laura Dufresne
    December 17th, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    Walking this road in perfect perspective
    Wild with nature’s potential
    Long and weary and wonderful

  322. sherewin
    December 17th, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    Just yesterday I was thinking how much I love your work and can’t wait to read the next book! I also imagined a Daily Coyote movie in a way that wasn’t compromising and soul sucking. So, maybe there’s hope!

  323. Marjorie Newcomb
    December 17th, 2013 @ 10:48 am

    With your wonderful photography, you inspire me to do better with my camera every day! Just love your animal family and you. Merry Christmas!

  324. Joyce Fredericks
    December 17th, 2013 @ 11:03 am


    I have been following you ever since I read your Grandma’s blog and love Charlie and all your animals. They are all unique and beautiful.

    You are such a joy to follow and to hear all your news. Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year ahead.

  325. LISA
    December 17th, 2013 @ 11:05 am


  326. Lisa
    December 17th, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    Without going into details (because it’s the internet), I’ve had a really, really rough day today. Something really bad happened, and I could sure use a care package. :-(

    If I don’t win, looking at your lovely pictures of Charlie, nature, etc. also helps, so thanks for that. :-)

  327. Mindy
    December 17th, 2013 @ 11:19 am

    Now “Don’t Fence Me In” is stuck in my head- good thing I love that song!

  328. Melissa
    December 17th, 2013 @ 11:23 am

    A Doorway on Boylston Street

    There’s a certain doorway on Boylston Street that I passed by on foot, suited and shod,
    one of many each Tuesday,
    toward lunch with a certain woman,
    regarded each Tuesday by the perfect turning gaze of a white Persian,
    regarding me, love-bound and sped by desire,
    and returning to the certainty of his fur.

  329. Brandy
    December 17th, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    I love reading your blog and think it’s so cool that you have a coyote. Happy holidays! I love your notepads.

  330. Ruth
    December 17th, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    Just down that road and over those foothills lies another adventure, micro events of cosmic importance, memorabale people, both good and bad. And I wish I could walk down it just a little ways with you and some of your farmily. Would be great conversation and lots of laughter!

  331. Tracey
    December 17th, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    holy cow …I cannot believe I have been reading about you for 5 years !… the passing of time does indeed go faster as we age

  332. Taryn
    December 17th, 2013 @ 11:45 am

    Happy Holidays, Shreve!

    Check out my dogs howling at a video of a coyote howling:


  333. Karen
    December 17th, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    I already have my 2014 Charlie calendar on the wall! (What an improvement to what I had hanging there before!) Thanks for all the inspiration!

  334. Rachel
    December 17th, 2013 @ 11:48 am

    Was looking at photos of Russian landscapes today, and some of them strongly resemble Wyoming. Beautiful. Happy December…

  335. Andrea
    December 17th, 2013 @ 11:53 am

    I hope Charlie has as much fun in the snow as my German Shepherd, Amelia, does!

  336. Kalli
    December 17th, 2013 @ 11:56 am

    Your book and blog changed so much for me. Everything from coyotes to tomatoes. Thank you!

  337. Ingrid
    December 17th, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

    Merry Christmas!

  338. Jacque Stroh
    December 17th, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

    Thank you for letting us get a glimpse into your life with the farmily. You’ve been a great blessing to many. Merry Christmas!

  339. Sheila Simard
    December 17th, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

    I look at that road and really want to be driving along on it and going towards whatever is at the end.

  340. Lauren
    December 17th, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

    Your blog makes me happy. Happy holidays!

  341. Judy L
    December 17th, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

    I love your blog, especially the posts about your Farmily. You are able to describe everybody’s personalities so well, I feel like I know all your animals, and I love them! I never knew cows had such personalities! Thank you for sharing glimpses of your life with us. I miss when you used to write more. Merry Christmas to you and Mike and all your loved ones.

  342. tammy eriksen
    December 17th, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

    Love reading your blog and pictures! Wishing you and yours a safe and Happy Holiday!

  343. Diane
    December 17th, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

    Feliz Navidad! :-)

  344. Patti
    December 17th, 2013 @ 12:49 pm

    Wishing you all good things in 2014!

  345. JerryJohnson
    December 17th, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

    Winter Greetings from the Great North Woods of Minnesota’s Chippewa National Forest. Tis a beautiful pallet of deep greens, browns, and subdued blues and brilliant white as the sun is glinting off the new snow.
    Thank you for the wonderful soul that you are. You have no idea how much knowing you and reading your books and posts have changed my life. :)

  346. kirby
    December 17th, 2013 @ 1:03 pm


  347. Lisa Sloane
    December 17th, 2013 @ 1:15 pm


  348. Amy Pickett
    December 17th, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

    Thanks for everything you share on your sites and in your shop. You inspire me every day and make the internet a more beautiful place! All the best to you and your “farmily”!

  349. Meg
    December 17th, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    I started following The Daily Coyote blog back in 2009, then in 2010 bought your book which I scoured through in 2 days. It’s been a lot of fun watching not only Charlie grow but the farmily grow, and also see how much you have expanded the past 4 years! Hope this festive season finds you and your farmily well and cheers to another amazing year to come!

  350. Nancy Jean
    December 17th, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    I hope you and all the critters are staying warm and cozy. We here on the east coast wish you a Merry Christmas!

  351. mj
    December 17th, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

    It’s a beautiful day in Central Wisconsin, temps in the 20′s, soft fluffy snow, perfect for snowshoeing, which I did and felt like I was in a Christmas Card setting in the woods! Love seeing animal tracks in the fresh snow:) Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season to you and Mike, Charlie, Chloe, Eli and the whole family crew!

  352. Rob Blake
    December 17th, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    Here in North Texas we’re finally crawling out from last week’s Icepocalpse. I’m more than ready for some more Coyote Song.

  353. Kalen Reynolds
    December 17th, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    You are very high up on my list of favorite people that I haven’t met. Hope you have a fantastic Christmas!

  354. April
    December 17th, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    I’m jealous of your chickens!!! Happy holidays!

  355. jo smith
    December 17th, 2013 @ 1:45 pm

    Beautiful picture. Happy Holidays to you and yours. Sincerely.

  356. Jennifer
    December 17th, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

    Go out and enjoy! We have snow and sun…. I’m headed out later today!

  357. Erika
    December 17th, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

    Thank you for staying beautifully open and sharing your way of life with us. Blessings to you and the farmily!

  358. Jan Mathews
    December 17th, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

    I want to see were that road goes! Happy holidays.

  359. Susan L.
    December 17th, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

    I was trying to remember how long I’ve been reading your blog and I’m still not sure. Quite awhile. It’s been wonderful to watch you and Charlie over the years. Thanks for sharing your lives with us. And Happy Holidays.

  360. Martha E.
    December 17th, 2013 @ 2:08 pm

    I always start my day by checking in on handsome Charlie!

  361. Priscilla Edwards
    December 17th, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    I just ended a 26 year marriage and couldn’t be happier! Well,maybe a treat box could make me happier. Joy to the world!

  362. Shawn Meyer
    December 17th, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

    Much love from an office worker who greatly enjoys the temporary escape to the beautiful countryside that you offer here. Hugs to the farmily!

  363. Jaime P.
    December 17th, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

    Looking forward to a new year of Charlie and farmily pics!!

  364. Rhonda W.
    December 17th, 2013 @ 2:23 pm

    Thank you for sharing your part of the world with us!

  365. Ruby
    December 17th, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

    You are truly a soul sister and have been for years. In fact, some recent opportunities may be bringing me closer to your neck of the woods in the next year or two, and I believe we will meet face to face. We have so much in common and I love following your website and being inspired. Thank you for having the specific type of motivation it takes to get yourself out there – so that all of us soul friends can feel connected. Must be strange to know that so many people feel like they know you, and you have no idea who so many of them are! Have loved watching your progress over the years, and loving the pathways of this intertwining web. Hoping my Sweet Jane (12 years old, Carolina, born wild) will still be in this skin to meet your Charlie. Walk in love, sister.

  366. Deborah
    December 17th, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

    Love your pictures, your Farmily, your beef, and your deep connection with your man and your animals. Thank you for sharing all that with us. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and peace & goodwill to you and yours.

  367. Ellyn
    December 17th, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

    I love the blog. I come for the pictures, I stay for the amazing things you write with them.

  368. Laura Golias
    December 17th, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    Thank you for sharing your world with all of us. I wish infinite peace and love for you and your family.

  369. Sara
    December 17th, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

    Did you know: when standing directly on top of the magnetic equator, water does not swirl clockwise or counterclockwise down the drain, but instead goes straight down. True fact!

  370. z
    December 17th, 2013 @ 3:49 pm


  371. Jan
    December 17th, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

    I like your blog. Merry Christmas

  372. Jen
    December 17th, 2013 @ 4:07 pm

    Have a lovely day.

  373. Jane
    December 17th, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

    May the moon, sun, and stars always shine their love to your beautiful furmily

  374. D'Ann Fraser
    December 17th, 2013 @ 5:20 pm

    Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!

  375. Kristen
    December 17th, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

    Love learning about your slightly atypical life on a WY ranch. And I love that you’re doing humanely raised beef. :)

  376. Kimberly Price
    December 17th, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

    Hope you and yours have a nice holiday.

  377. TomT
    December 17th, 2013 @ 6:36 pm

    Can’t wait for your next book! The daily pics of the farmily get me through the waiting.

  378. Caitlin
    December 17th, 2013 @ 6:41 pm

    Give free stuff away and get ALL the comments!

  379. Anne
    December 17th, 2013 @ 6:59 pm

    Oh, pick me, pick me! I love treasures! Love the blogs, too.

  380. Melissa
    December 17th, 2013 @ 7:07 pm

    Wide open space opens me.

  381. anita
    December 17th, 2013 @ 7:11 pm

    I had this crazy, vivid dream last night I was walking through your town with a friend and saw you napping on one of your cows/bulls and Mike was in a stall near you petting another, seemingly Daisy. Did that happen yesterday?

  382. Barbara Landers
    December 17th, 2013 @ 7:44 pm

    Oh Shreve! I snuggle up in my Magic Armchair, open your blog, and crawl into your life! I walk among the chickens, bovines, cats and garden. I pretend to be brave enough to climb on a moped and drift across the highways…meet a real cowboy (who is still around) and carve out an extraordinary-down-to-earth homestead. What photos! What WORDS!!!!! They truly are honey to the soul. Thanks for sharing all your specialness! Thank you for lighting up so many lives! Walk tall and proud.

  383. Natalie
    December 17th, 2013 @ 7:53 pm

    Thanks for being an inspiration to so many and for introducing us to Charlie, Eli, and the rest of the farmily. Happy holidays to you and yours!

  384. Kristen
    December 17th, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

    You inspire my wanderlust :)

  385. Tovah
    December 17th, 2013 @ 8:17 pm

    I buy antlers from you for my beloved dog. They are always his favorite of any of his toys and even above store bought antlers. I’m pretty sure yours still taste like the wild; and I love giving my dog a piece of nature, as we sit in town:)

  386. Holly
    December 17th, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

    I have been following both of your blogs for a very long time, and love them both. I am from the country and it brings me back to our 286-arce farm in NE PA, helping with cows, pigs, and pheasants…

    Thank you so much for writing it and bringing me home once in a while.

  387. Ron
    December 17th, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

    Who needs an engine when the road pulls you forward?

    Thanks for sharing you!

    Live long, and prosper.

  388. Jodie B
    December 17th, 2013 @ 9:18 pm

    Happy Holidays! Thanks for sharing–love seeing the pictures! And would love some Wyoming Treasures!

  389. Lea'
    December 17th, 2013 @ 10:14 pm

    Joy to the Farmily! May the upcoming year be merry and bright.

  390. Maddy
    December 17th, 2013 @ 10:23 pm

    Thanks for sharing wonderful wyoming!

  391. Diann E
    December 17th, 2013 @ 10:32 pm

    I hope to see Wyoming in person some day….

  392. Greg
    December 17th, 2013 @ 10:32 pm

    From Toledo, Ohio – greetings and best wishes to you and your entire farmily!

  393. Andrea
    December 17th, 2013 @ 10:55 pm

    Hello from the mustangs, mammoths, and me. Happy Holidays, hope you’re enjoying the snow to your heart’s content! Love your blog & all the photos. Thanks for sharing your beautiful world with us!

  394. Erica
    December 17th, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

    The dusty red road
    Envelopes me in quiet
    I can walk for days

  395. Nancy
    December 17th, 2013 @ 11:25 pm

    I just wanted to say that I enjoy your blog and all your adventures! I bought a couple of necklaces from you and love them dearly!

    Looking forward to seeing more in your shop!

  396. Jill
    December 18th, 2013 @ 6:21 am

    Something! Anything! I hope you had a great romp in the snow :) Thank you for doing this, and for your writing and photography.

  397. Cindy
    December 18th, 2013 @ 6:47 am

    Just found this blog yesterday. Gorgeous photography! Great writing!

  398. Nikki
    December 18th, 2013 @ 7:20 am

    Enjoy your photos and stories. Happy Holidays!

  399. Deb
    December 18th, 2013 @ 7:41 am

    In a world where people can keel over due to overwork – I celebrate your attitude of Living Your Life! It’s a great reminder.
    Also, I like the idea of pondering for a lifetime:
    “envisioning currency generated through good deeds”.
    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for a dose of sanity in a confused and crazy world.

  400. Deb
    December 18th, 2013 @ 7:44 am

    Don’t count this second comment …
    Barbara Lander’s comment should get extra points for the content.
    It’s the best so far, but I’ve started from the bottom. It’ll take me awhile!
    Love the comments on your blog as much as your blog posts. What a great bunch of people you seem to attract.

  401. Kerry H
    December 18th, 2013 @ 8:14 am

    Thank you for your daily photos and sharing the life you live with us.

  402. Joe Silagi
    December 18th, 2013 @ 8:38 am

    I love people that are doer’s. Doer’s don’t have to be busy but they often are. Through your words, pictures and deeds you inspire many to be doer’s to. What a generous gift you give us all.

  403. Keitha Hudson
    December 18th, 2013 @ 8:40 am

    Beautiful Picture!

    Thanks for all your beautiful pictures.

    Merry Christmas to All the Farmily!

  404. mary
    December 18th, 2013 @ 9:00 am

    We are mentally gently holding your hands by the finger tips – guiding the polyverse betwixt us.

  405. KarenTX
    December 18th, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    So excited for Christmas! I have a 2 month old granddaughter which makes everything even better this year. Headed to my Mom’s in Louisiana where the family members who haven’t met Little Miss Precious yet will bet the chance. They will be amazed. :o) I hope you and yours have a wonderful Merry Christmas!

  406. Heidi
    December 18th, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    It’s always a treat to see a post from you.

  407. Alice
    December 18th, 2013 @ 10:00 am

    Thanks for sharing – from the Daily Coyote book and onward you have given me a great gift by reigniting the fearlessness I thought I had lost when it came to claiming my life as my own, living it in the way of my choosing! Thank you and happy holidays to you and to your farmily!

  408. Nova
    December 18th, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    Armadillo girdled lizards are the cutest lizards ever. They look like tiny dragons, and for a defensive move they curl into a loop by holding their tails in their mouths.

  409. Sorrel Wunderlin
    December 18th, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    Butterflys are tickling your ears….all the time you’re not looking!
    life is grand-enjoy the tickle!

  410. Carla
    December 18th, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    Well, I was wearing cheery fuzzy antlers while gathering kindling on my property and came back antler-less. This morning one of our dogs started barking madly at a manzanita tree at the back of the doggy run, and sure enough there they were: antlers swinging from the lower tree branches!!

  411. Ingrid Ritchie
    December 18th, 2013 @ 11:44 am

    Merry Christmas to you and the Farmily!
    Thank you for the joy you bring to all of us!

  412. S. Shiverdecker
    December 18th, 2013 @ 11:44 am

    My personal motto has always been…

    Show me smile that won’t come off and I’ll show you a cheerful idiot…

    I tend to be that cheerful idiot. :0)

    May you and yours have a very Merry Xmas and may the new year be the best one yet.


  413. Kristine
    December 18th, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

    I check your blogs every day at lunch time, and your posts put a big smile on my face. Thank you for that gift. :)

  414. Mayim
    December 18th, 2013 @ 12:19 pm

    pick me, pick me!

  415. Kate
    December 18th, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

    I love this blog. It makes me smile. :-)

  416. Elizabeth
    December 18th, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

    I just ordered 3 plaid shirts….what is that about? I’m working on the lumberjack look this year I guess! :)

  417. Jennifer V
    December 18th, 2013 @ 1:58 pm

    Beautiful picture. I didn’t win the megamillions but maybe I will be lucky here. Merry Christmas!!!

  418. Ellen
    December 18th, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    Appropriately, the collective noun for a group of moquitos is a scourge and a group of locusts is called a plague.

  419. Rita B
    December 18th, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    1. Loved your book “The Daily Coyote”
    2. Totally enjoy your blog!
    3. I went to Wyoming on three separate trips and spent 5 days each time horseback riding and camping in the Lander/Wind River area. I cried each time I had to come home.
    4. The night sky in Wyoming is magnificent!

  420. Pam Fuller
    December 18th, 2013 @ 2:25 pm

    I loved “The Daily Coyote” you are an amazing person to raise and care for Charlie!! You both are lucky to have each other!

  421. Stacey
    December 18th, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

    Greetings from Sunny but Cold Northern California! All the best to you and Mike and everyone in WY!

  422. Linda P. in AZ
    December 18th, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    Happy holidays and hugs to you and yours! Thanks, Shreve, for sharing your stories and amazing images from your life.

  423. N.M. Gill
    December 18th, 2013 @ 3:24 pm

    I’ve had a rough go of things this past year but have found moments of happiness through this site and Daily Coyote. My sincerest thanks.

  424. Sam
    December 18th, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

    I’ve been slacking off on the blogs I follow lately, but the other day I had a few minutes of free time and Honey Rock Dawn was the first one I checked!

  425. Andi
    December 18th, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

    Thank you for being such an inspiration – happy holidays to you & the farmily!

  426. TB
    December 18th, 2013 @ 4:02 pm

    My heart lives in the wide open wilds of Wyoming… Following your Daily Coyote and HRD blogs allows me a little break everyday to feel “at home.” Thank you for all you share!

  427. Charly
    December 18th, 2013 @ 4:02 pm

    I’m so grateful that you’re willing to share photographs of Charlie and your beautiful surroundings and musings on your own personal journey. I can see how you couldn’t resist the siren call of such a beautiful place, although most of us wouldn’t have been brave enough to act on the impulse to stay. I love to settle in at my desk in the morning after a stressful commute and check in with your blog to see what’s new in your corner of the world. Thanks so much!

  428. hilary
    December 18th, 2013 @ 4:39 pm

    This photo just encourages the urge I have (frequently) to throw my boots and jeans in a duffle and head for the open spaces. Thank you for sharing your beautiful world with us.

  429. Louise Daigle
    December 18th, 2013 @ 6:15 pm

    Merry Christmas!

  430. Robyn L
    December 18th, 2013 @ 7:02 pm

    I absolutely love your photos, they are so unique and beautiful!

  431. Rick's Cafe
    December 18th, 2013 @ 7:14 pm

    WOW…over 400 comments!
    Just a small testament to the volume of people who like what you do.
    Don’t stop!!!

    Merry Christmas :)

  432. Jenn H
    December 18th, 2013 @ 7:19 pm

    Beautiful Wyoming!

  433. Laura
    December 18th, 2013 @ 8:37 pm

    Hoping the holidays and good company invigorate and energize everyone… been needing the sweet company of my sister and can’t wait to get it once Christmas comes. Nothing better than that when holidays are around.

  434. Ann
    December 18th, 2013 @ 8:39 pm

    Merry Christmas!

  435. Steph Nelson
    December 18th, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

    No snow in Florida! Enjoy yours!

  436. Patricia Avery
    December 18th, 2013 @ 9:06 pm

    I always look forward to the next photo of Charlie. Are you planning a reprinting of Daily Coyote? My friend let me borrow her copy and I’ve been a fan ever since and have intended to get a copy…but sold out!!

    Will look for the print I requested in the store maybe next week.

    Hope you, Charlie and all of your family members have a healthy, wonderful winter, Christmas and New Year!


  437. Eileen E
    December 18th, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

    You’ve inspired me to pick up my camera and to really see my surroundings “in pictures”.
    Thank you for that–Eileen

  438. Renee
    December 18th, 2013 @ 9:40 pm

    Wishing you all the joy that your blog brings to me. Merry Christmas!

  439. Vicki Draper
    December 18th, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

    Thank you for the beautiful pictures of Charlie. I look forward to Tuesday every week. Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

  440. Emily S
    December 18th, 2013 @ 10:35 pm

    I love your pictures, Shreve! Thanks for writing such a great book and for continuing to post pictures regularly.

    Have a merry Christmas!

  441. Maegan
    December 18th, 2013 @ 11:35 pm

    Thanks for all the updates about your unique and interesting life. And the gorgeous photos.

    I made so many cinnamon rolls today. I’m just glad to be sitting down and not rolling dough.

  442. Deb D.
    December 19th, 2013 @ 12:11 am

    Your photos brighten my day….always!

  443. mae
    December 19th, 2013 @ 1:08 am

    you make me want to escape far far away from the city. but i figure i’ll encounter a snake out in the wild and i’ll hightail it back to the city. happy holidays to you and the farmily! (:

  444. Ellen in Oakland
    December 19th, 2013 @ 1:41 am

    I can’t wait to put my Farmily calendar on the door of my tack locker at the barn! Everyone will be so envious on January 1st, when I put it up.
    Thanks, Shreve!

  445. Sarah
    December 19th, 2013 @ 2:03 am

    Neverending thanks for bringing us a touch of your sky, Shreve, and showinging us love in all forms.

  446. Kiri
    December 19th, 2013 @ 4:10 am

    Have fun in the snow! I wish it would snow here, but I’ll wish it for January. I’m traveling next week, and it will be a pain if snow messes with my filght!

  447. Nicole
    December 19th, 2013 @ 6:42 am

    If you ever need a warm place to visit, come to Vegas! Brrrrrrrrrr! It must be cold where you are! :)

  448. Po
    December 19th, 2013 @ 6:46 am

    Merry Christmas to you and the whole group there in Wyoming.

  449. Jia En
    December 19th, 2013 @ 7:31 am

    I love you and the farmily! Been following your blogs since they started. Have a blessed Christmas and a wonderful new year! :)

  450. Lani
    December 19th, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    Merry Christmas?! Happy Holidays?!

  451. Ashley Groce
    December 19th, 2013 @ 10:51 am

    Endless Horizons!!

  452. Meg
    December 19th, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    I love your photos and stories about the animals. They are just wonderful!

  453. Helen Harris
    December 19th, 2013 @ 11:43 am

    Red Dirt

  454. Siobhan
    December 19th, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

    Your photos create in me a yearning to journey until there is no more red brick, no more grey concrete, no more black asphalt, no more glass reflecting the sun, the sky, the street lights and head lights of cars passing by; but only open sky, clouds that drift by, ground that moves with the wind, rock shaped by water, and wind, and time.

  455. Torchy
    December 19th, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

    That photo almost looks sepia, and like most sepia, calming, soothing, no matter what’s at the end of that road.

  456. Mary
    December 19th, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

    I love viewing your pictures because they are so peaceful and make me happy at work!

  457. Tracie Li
    December 19th, 2013 @ 7:32 pm
  458. Lara Elizabeth
    December 20th, 2013 @ 11:17 am

    Your posts and pictures remind me of how much I love open spaces, and although I am a city dweller now, how I will always be a country girl at heart.

  459. Charley
    December 22nd, 2013 @ 5:18 pm

    I’ve noticed over the years that most of your commentators are women. That’s O.K.
    But I want to remind you that here is a man, 82 years young, who has been with you since Charlie was a pup. And as a native Wyomingite, welcome to the greatest state, the greatest scenery, the bluest sky (the deepest snow!) anywhere.

  460. Jacqueline
    December 31st, 2013 @ 11:38 am

    Shreve, Open spaces, friendly faces. Happy New Year to you and yours. Jacqueline

  461. Jodie Zoeller
    January 7th, 2014 @ 10:00 am

    Thank you for all your hard work. You are an inspiration to me! I wish I could have your kind of life, even though I know it’s quite hard sometimes. You’ve thrived in Wyoming and it’s been a joy to see over the years. PS. My dog still loves his new elk horn chews. I gave him one for Christmas and saved one for later.

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