About The Old Bar R

Another one of my high school boyfriends writes inspiring messages ever so often on what he has learned living on his ranch.  He seems to know just what to write about to erase the concerns of the previous week.  It is with great pride and his permission that I share his wisdom here. 

Thanks so much, Hooter.




Redneck Opera: A Novel (Paperback)
By Margaret Mooney
ISBN: 9780986415005

Wit and Wisdom from The Old Bar R

  • Ode to Archie
    Ode to Archie Dear Folks, As Old Huck, Babe and me were out checking fence this week, my mind wondered off to the subject of “immortality!” Think it was because I had not yet walked off my normal morning aches and Read More
  • Perfect Days
    Perfect Days Hey Folks— Had someone very close to me lose his treasured pet this week. A mixed breed Catahoula Hound along with a little Pit Bull and several other varieties thrown in for added character and charm. He was Read More
  • Life’s Tumbles
    Life’s Tumbles Hey Folks— Several months ago a good friend of ours took a tumble on an icy patch. Turned out to be a pretty nasty fall that resulted in a concussion, busted face and several banged up ribs.  And Read More
  • Ride’em in the chute!
    Ride’em in the chute! Hey Folks— Big day at the Old Bar R!  We got our tickets for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. It’s kind of the official kickoff of spring around the ranch and our first rodeo of Read More
  • Do I have a choice?
    Do I have a choice? Hey Folks— Noon time several days a week finds me in our neighboring small town for lunch  at the Frontier Café—it’s kinda “social central” for the locals!  Now there are many things I enjoy about this little Read More



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Margaret Mooney grew up in East Texas, moved to Chicago to pursue a career in advertising and received numerous awards including creativity.
In 2005, Margaret moved to Santa Fe, where she immersed herself in the nonprofit world. Redneck Opera is Margaret’s first novel and is loosely based on real life characters.
She lives with her husband Larry Davis in the Cerrillos Hills, south of Santa Fe.

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