My name is Piper.
I’m 5’5 on a good day with biceps the size of acorns that I often utilize while assisting my husband, Drover, in the daily workings of our cattle operations.
I met Drover and his Wranglers in the hallway of our high school between classes my freshman year and we’ve been inseparable ever since. The summer following my graduation, we were married.
Because we were young and therefore invincible, we immediately invested every last penny we had earned through high school in a joint business venture. Fortunately, it paid off and afforded us the opportunity to purchase and completely renovate my paternal grandfather’s neglected home and farm in Oklahoma. Along the way, we also purchased a nice herd of cattle, lots of equipment and plenty of elbow grease.
I continued to work my way through college, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Tulsa with intentions of furthering my education. But I soon became distracted by the birth of my three little braves and all foreseeable plans went completely out the window.
I found myself working as a milkmaid in our newly constructed dairy barn with three little boys. As long as I was armed with plenty of fruit loops and cow kick-stops, the young braves and I were able to handle the occasional milking.
I started this blog in January of 2011 when through a strange series of events, Drover suggested we move from our working dairy farm, which we had completely renovated and perfectly manicured, to a home on his family’s neglected cattle ranch…. you know…. to spruce it up a bit.
I settled with the name Coyote Soup after a very important texting conversation with my Mom. You can read about that here.
This blog is primarily about my life and my role as a wife, mother, daughter, peacekeeper, cattle wrangler, and one-time hair model. Join me and my family in this journey to bring life back to a neglected cattle ranch!