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Whether you’re looking for healthy recipes, parenting tips, literature discussions or just thoughts on ranch life, there’s a blog for you. Here are a few of our favorites, in no particular order:

Red Dirt in my Soul

Carol Greet shares photos taken at her ranch in Ten Sleep, where she also breeds English shepherds. Expect to see plenty of photos of dogs as well as cattle, wildlife, crafting and more.

The Prairie Homestead: Cultivating old-fashioned skills in a modern world

Jill Winger blogs about her efforts to produce as much of the food she feeds her family as possible from her land, a movement called modern homesteading. In her blog, you might read about the trials of fixing up her ranch near Chugwater, farming, sustainable living and essential oils, in addition to whole foods.

[MORE: From Wyoming to the World -- women connect through blogging]

The Fit Cookie

Sarah Jane Parker, of Gillette, loves to bake, but she also loves fitness and nutrition. Follow the mother of two children, both of whom have food allergies, as she works through her family’s nutrition and fitness challenges. Her blog includes recipes and tips for cooking for special diets. She writes about fitness and nutrition in another blog: Fit Betty at fitbetty.com.

The Hero’s Story Has Already Been Told

Holly Wendt, a novelist and English instructor at Casper College, blogs about teaching, writing techniques, reading, books, knitting and, occasionally, sports.

Prairie Wife in Heels

Originally a city dweller, Cathy Holman started this blog after marrying a Wyoming guy. Today, the Glenrock woman is a mother of four who blogs about parenting, cooking, fashion, beauty and life in general as a prairie wife. She encourages women to live with grit and grace so they can find the prairie wife within themselves.

Quirks & Recreation: Life in the middle of somewhere

Shannon Dutcher, of Casper, blogs about family life with her four children and husband. Her posts include recipes, parenting tips, getting organized, travel, books, crafts and other nuances of life.

[MORE: Our big list of Wyoming's female bloggers]

Carol Seavey is editor of Live Well Wyoming magazine, which is published six times a year by the Casper Star-Tribune. Contact her at 307-266-0544 or carol.seavey@trib.com. She blogs about weight-loss, health and other topics at trib.com/news/opinion/blogs/seavey/.

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Carol Greet does it from her ranch in Ten Sleep, Cathy Holman does it while her children are napping and Jill Winger does it as a full-time job.

All three Wyoming women write blogs on the Internet, where they may post articles, photos, recipes or craft projects. For them, blogging can be a way to share ideas, promote businesses or earn extra income. For the people around the world who follow their blogs, it's a window into the Western lifestyle.

"I think we can offer a unique perspective," said Jill Winger, who lives near Chugwater and blogs as, "The Prairie Homesteader." "People who live back East are fascinated by this lifestyle, whether you're homesteading or not."

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