“One not so dusty cowboy…”

This week I attended the writing retreat in Hermosa, South Dakota. The house I stayed in was outfitted for writers, complete with refrigerator poetry magnets. I found the clever, intriguing line about the cowboy while reaching for my milk.

The whole house was full of inspiration – from the magnets to the vast, eclectic library. I wrote for two days by a window overlooking a pasture. I saw a great horned owl, rabbits and prairie chickens.

The morning I left, it was -17! I was glad my car even started!

In all, the days at the retreat were wonderful. I have a renewed sense of purpose and focus with the projects I am writing currently.

Plus, I can’t wait to get home and see Roxy and John!








  1. Laurel Wilson

    No picture of John?

    • Sierra Shea

      Hehe! He gets a week off 🙂


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Hey there... I'm Sierra!

I love to blog, plan, organize, decorate, teach, research & be creative. I’m a farm wife & mama of three kiddos: almost 6, 4 and almost 2. We love to live and work in rural South Dakota. A few years ago we remodeled a house & we call our home The Peacock Ranch.

I am earning a Spiritual Direction Certificate from Sioux Falls Seminary & I put my masters in English/Mass Communications on hold at South Dakota State University so I can focus on being a mama in a pandemic! In the meantime, I’m enjoying reading more & writing here on the blog.