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Jason Swick, Day 6 Ranch: Helping Humans and Horses Live a Legacy-Worthy Life

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By Dani Blackburn

Day 6 Ranch is located in Wise County, a place where the warrior and western worlds converge. It is the brainchild of Jason Swick, who served in law enforcement, EMS and fire services, and knows firsthand the battles these individuals face. His own time in the service created a deep empathy within him for other warriors and the weight of their choice to protect and serve.

Swick took his love of horses and founded the ranch. Here, individuals are given the opportunity to develop an independent skill set that transforms a life of mere existence into one of fulfillment. It is a place of healing and growth, and coupled with opportunities that extend into the virtual world, has helped those who deserve it most.

From the Beginning

Swick was born and raised in a blue-collar town, the son of a United States Marine who became an electrician and a mother who he describes as a hippie turned data entry clerk.

“As the old adage goes, opposites attract,” Swick said of his parents. “We didn’t have a lot, but I never once felt like we were without.”

Sports were a big part of his life as a child. He chose to focus on baseball as he grew older, where he excelled. He also found a love of agriculture, thanks to his maternal grandfather.

“Pappy” came from Missouri and would take the young Swick to local reined cow horse events and to visit local riding barns.

“I really enjoyed the early mornings with my grandfather, and the conversations about horses and the work ethic instilled by the western way of life,” Swick remembered.

To read more, pick up a copy of the November issue of NTFR magazine. To subscribe by mail, call 940-872-5922.

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Lacey’s Pantry: Lemon Lover’s Trifle

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By Lacey Vilhauer

Ingredients:

  • 1 Lemon Lovers Pound Cake cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 2.7 oz box Dream Whip
  • 3 cup very cold whole milk divided
  • 2 3.4 oz boxes instant lemon pudding mix
  • 16 oz frozen whipped topping OR 4 cups fresh sweetened whipped cream
  • 2 Tbsp grated white chocolate
  • Lemon slices and sprigs of fresh mint for garnishing
  • Directions:
  • In a small saucepan over medium-high heat the granulated sugar and lemon juice together. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved then set aside to cool.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer whip together the Dream Whip (the box contains 2 envelopes – use both) and 2 cups of cold whole milk. Whip for 5 minutes or until soft peaks form.
  • To read more, pick up a copy of the July issue of NTFR magazine. To subscribe by mail, call 940-872-5922.
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Jesses Jewelz

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By Jesse Kader

Summer time is here and though it may be hot, we can still get a Western summer style without lots of layers. These striped shorts are so cute and comfy and actually also have a matching shirt that pair up to make a cute set. You also can wear it with basic blouses as shown here and throw on your favorite turquoise. There are so many options to mix and match. See all of this and more at
www.jessesjewelz.com.

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10 Interesting Facts About the Fourth of July

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Independence Day is celebrated this month as the nation commemorates the passage of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. The founding fathers declared the 13 colonies were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain but were now free, independent states.

Today, that independence is often celebrated with fireworks, picnics, parades, fairs, and a variety of other public and private events. As the nation prepares to once again honor its heritage, it is fun to review these interesting facts about Fourth of July.

To read more, pick up a copy of the July issue of NTFR magazine. To subscribe by mail, call 940-872-5922.

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