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Red Tuque Books Inc.  9780968088609
Title: Yes, I Really Was a Cowgirl
Author: Nancy Fowler Christenson
ISBN: 9780968088609
Publication Date: 1997
Publisher: Nancy Christenson
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Price: 19.95

In September of 1975, a self-described hippie went to work as a camp cook at Douglas Lake Cattle Company in the BC interior. Little did she know that what started as a short-term diversion following a summer of disenchantment would not only transform her into a cowgirl but change her life forever.

Douglas Lake, the largest ranch in Canada, offered up a host of wonderful characters and a landscape that could sooth a restless soul. For a young woman floundering amid the confused values of the 70s, it was a place for healing, for introspection, and for song writing. It was a place where she would come to know a God Who would give her a frame of reference where she could hang her hat.

From spring branding through to fall round-up, the author spent four years swept up in a panorama of adventures and cowboy tradition. It was a tradition that had scarcely changed in a hundred years, a lifestyle now fast disappearing, a heritage of which this retired cowgirl now says it was an unspeakable privilege to be a part.