Certified Veterinary Technician at Montana State University, Arianne Perlinski

Montana Horses / Crafted in Carhartt
Montana Horses / Crafted in Carhartt
Montana Horses / Crafted in Carhartt
Montana Horses / Crafted in Carhartt
Montana Horses / Crafted in Carhartt
Montana Horses / Crafted in Carhartt
Montana Horses / Crafted in Carhartt
Montana Horses / Crafted in Carhartt
Montana Horses / Crafted in Carhartt

Caring for animals is a fulltime job. For Arianne Perlinski, it’s a lifestyle. She looks after 60+ head of horses, 125+ head of cows, 75 head of calves, 250+ head of rams and weekly monitors of an additional 180 head of cows and 180 head of calves and approximately 2000 head of ewes and lambs. It’s all in a day’s chores for a Certified Veterinary Technician at Montana State University. This hard working woman doesn’t stop there. Arianne is also on 2 national disaster veterinary teams (NVRT5-National Veterinary Response Team and VMAT5-Veterinary Medical Assistance Team) that are deployed on a national level in a state of emergency or disaster.

When you have a soft spot for animals as much as Arianne does, it can be expected that same affections carry over into off-the-clock hours as well. With 8 horses and 3 cats of her own, she’s always in the company of a four-legged friend. The animal-loving life requires a lot of hard work. Under the Big Sky of Montana, you’re in for some cold mornings, covered in mud.

Here are a few bits of advice from Arianne if you hope to follow similar footsteps:

  • Dedication, pride and hard work pay off. The more you put into a hard day of work, the more you get out of it. There is nothing better than being able to sit back and watch a beautiful sunset after a long day of hard work…the sweat and dust will wash off, but the sense of pride and accomplishment will last a lifetime.
  • Women have the ability to do anything…put your heart and soul into your work, dig in and get it done.
  • Organization and planning ahead are huge, being able to shift from plan A to plan B without hesitation or frustration is even bigger. When working with livestock, you have to be able to adjust and shift to make things work. Livestock don’t read the rulebooks. They don’t work Monday-Friday 8-5.  It’s a 24 hour-7 days a week job. That can be the most frustrating, but yet the most rewarding job/lifestyle out there.
    Check out Arianne’s outfit: Carhartt Women’s Sandstone Mock-Neck Vest, Hamilton Flannel Shirt II, & Relaxed-Fit Canvas Kane Dungaree.

Tiny House Builder, Katy Anderson

Tiny Houses and Living Deliberately
Tiny Houses and Living Deliberately
Tiny Houses and Living Deliberately
Tiny Houses and Living Deliberately
Tiny Houses and Living Deliberately
Tiny Houses and Living Deliberately
Tiny Houses and Living Deliberately
Tiny Houses and Living Deliberately
Tiny Houses and Living Deliberately
Tiny Houses and Living Deliberately

Many of us have formed an attachment to the idea of home. The American Dream is often linked with those ideals and hopes that have been programmed into our brains since childhood. However, giant houses covered with freshly painted shutters and a white picket fence may no longer be the dream of the masses. It’s cliché enough in its descriptive form to turn us off just by mentioning it.
There is a movement of tiny house dwellers sweeping the nation. People who are driven by the notion that more material gain isn’t the bearer of happiness. As Henry David Thoreau would say, it’s the desire to “live deliberately.”
Meet Katy Anderson, a very talented Portland woodworker. She’s in the process of building a tiny home for author, Dee Williams. You may have heard of Dee’s book, The Big Tiny, which documents her adventure of living in an 84 sq. foot home on wheels.
Katy says the sense of fulfillment that comes from building a tiny house is tremendously gratifying. Given its scale, one can afford to spend more time and give greater attention to detail. Higher quality materials can also be used because less is needed. Instead of the desire for more, more, more, it comes down to what you really need and what you really want in your home and everyday life.

“I thought I’d find something in all of this, and I got more than I bargained for. I discovered a new way of looking at the sky, the winter rain, the neighbors, and myself; and a different way of spending my time. Most important, I stumbled into a new sort of “happiness,” one that didn’t hinge on always getting what I want but rather, on wanting what I have. It’s the kind of happiness that isn’t tied so tightly to being comfortable (or having money and property), but instead is linked to a deeper sense of satisfaction—to a sense of humility and gratitude, and a better understanding of who I am in my heart.
I know this sounds cheesy, and in fact, it sounds fairly similar to the gobbledygook that friends have thrown at me just after having their first baby. But the facts are the facts: I found a certain bigness in my little house—a sense of largeness, freedom, and happiness that comes when you see there’s no place else you’d rather be.” -Dee Williams
Katy’s work wear: Carhartt Women’s Force Performance T-Shirt, Clarksburg Quarter-Zip Sweatshirt, Women’s Series 1889 Slim Double-Front Denim Dungaree, & Carhartt Women’s Dearborn Belt