Today we are introducing you to Jeff Myers of Quiet Woman Cattle Company!
2018_quiet woman cattle companyJeff Myers of Quiet Woman Cattle Company
Jeff and I met through a mutual show that was cancelled. Due to the surprise we chatted about it on Facebook. Soon we were talking about the next available show in Reno. He said he was invited to the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity and wasn’t sure if he was going to attend. After a couple of days passed, he contacted me and asked if I would like to share the large 12’ x 20’ booth, as he didn’t have much inventory due to all his sales at the Reno Rodeo recently. I said, “Yes, that sounds like a good show and I have never been a Vendor there.”
After scheduling with the Vendor contact, Jeff and I soon met at the show. He and another gal, Lorri Myler of Cowgirl Gypsy Art (Blog post about her coming soon!) shared their half of the booth. It was a nice mix of Western home decor. We all spent the next week getting to know each other.
2018_quiet woman cattle company-0012Carla E Photography, Gypsy Cowgirl Art-NV and Quiet Woman Cattle Company at the 2018 Snaffle Bit Futurity.
Jeff is from Reno, Nevada. He shared that he cowboy’d most of his life. Many of those years were in Montana. His back and body took a beating over those years, and due to necessity of a new career, he has chosen to follow his passion of working with leather full time. He shared with me that he is self taught and enjoys sharing his talent by teaching others the trade as well.
Jeff does a variety of works with leather, including his specialty of hand tooling artwork that he then frames. One large piece is of the Nevada State Seal! He also uses hide and tooled leather to restore and or, beautify furniture. Recently he had a very large order for hundreds of belts for a mining company at an event in Lake Tahoe.
2018_quiet woman cattle company-0255Samples of Jeff Myers work. Tooled bar stools, hide covered antique chair.
Next Week: Jose Ortiz with Vaquero Brand
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In order to catch you up to speed, if you are just joining in, I want to let you know about my personal project. My faithful companion, Rider (a gorgeous Australian Cattle Dog) and I, have been traveling on an Adventure, for a few years now… following the Central Overland Pony Express Trail.
Carla and Rider at Round FortRound Fort is between Ibapah and Callao Utah. It is also called Canyon Station. The Pony Express Canyon Station was further West of here though... This rock fortress was built the year after the Pony Express had ended.
Currently we are working on a Photo Journal, that will be an Ebook, with our personal experiences on the road. I started this journey, due to a visit to Fort Churchill, with my family in 2014. I read how it was built to protect the Pony Express Riders and the California Emigrant Trail. I have always been fascinated with the old West, and that of course included the Pony. On that day, surprised to find such a fortress still standing, I wanted to know if there were more! The photos I have captured, of these gems in the desert, will be in a Photo Book/Coffee Table Book. There will also be some History of the Stations, Station Keepers, Hostlers and the Riders.
Very naively I started this journey with the thought that the Pony Express "Auto Route" would drive me conveniently near all the ruins... Well, that was silly, and now I know better!
Please continue to "Ride Shotgun in Spirit" with us as we visit Historical Places along the route, and visit many Museums that house Archives of the daring young, and some not so young, Riders of the Infamous Pony Express!
Occasional we will also share with you many of the other sights seen along the way while traveling through California, Nevada and Utah.
We have decided to stop the book and journey for the time being at Salt Lake City, UT for a couple of reasons;
There are 3 more Divisions from Salt Lake City to St. Joseph Missouri. Lord Willing, we will make a book Two!
We are so blessed to have YOU to share this Journey with us.