Last round :: Advance Praise for Sheep, Stetsons & Stockyards

Hello there!

It’s been fun launching my second book this fall. Since it was released on October 8, 2016 I have received some great feedback from readers in several states. I always try to ask, “What was your favorite part?” What I’m hearing so far is the Kansas City Stockyards chapter and the stories on feeding hogs.



Here’s few more quotes from advance readers …

It’s a rare book that can satisfy both avid readers and those who hardly ever sit down to read. Also, it is rare that a book can be enjoyed across several generations, from grandparents to grandchildren. Sierra Shea has successfully managed both in her second book that follows her initial success of the popular Wild Man book. Every family has stories to tell and Sierra tells her family’s in an easy and conversational style that will take you from wonder to laughter. You’ll find that it is just like sitting down with an old friend catching up and reminiscing.

Jon Angell – Publisher of The Cattleman’s Advocate

“Although I enjoy reading magazines and educational articles, reading books or novels is not really my thing. I would have to say that this is the first book I have read from front to back in about 20 years. I think you will enjoy the agricultural heritage of this book no matter what your background.”

Sally Thomas, owner-operator at Angell-Thomas Charolais

Sierra’s book is both a valuable treasure and a complete delight  of not just family stories but a local and regional history of the livestock industry past and present.  This is a zestful labor of love approached with a passionate and unique ability to weave family history in a style that is told with laughter and respect of an era  that is both valuable and informative.  For all who appreciate family and history of and industry that has changed dramatically.

Greg Harrison  MDA/USDA Market News Reporter

Enjoy the stories,


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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.