Seamstress takes pride in Western wear

Kathy Corgatelli NeVille / for Farm & Ranch
Seamstress Tammy Golder isn't afraid to try unusual combinations. Here she adds sequined lace to camouflage fabric for a rodeo queen outfit for Shaine Ritchie. Ritchie, 14, of Shelley likes to work with area veterans, so Golder made the connection with this design. Golder keeps a notepad handy so when she can't sleep at night she can sketch new designs.

SHELLEY — Lace, rhinestones, sequins and camouflage — wait, what?

Perfected conversion hitches

From left, Keiselyn Ellsworth, 8; Erica Ellsworth; Tyson Jensen; Tegan Jensen, 10; Daja Jensen, 8; and sitting Addisyn, 3; pose in Jensen’s shop where he makes conversion hitches — center — that he sells around the U.S., Europe and Canada. Ellsworth and Jensen were engaged last summer and Jensen said Ellsworth and her daughters have been supportive and helpful to the family and business.

A conversion hitch made locally and sold around the U.S., Canada and Europe makes changing a fifth wheel hitch to a ball hitch quick and easy.

Battery-powered socks keep you warm outdoors

Alice Elison / for Farm & Ranch
Brittney Kidman and her daughter, Malloree, from Shelley, checking out electric socks at Sportsman’s Warehouse in Idaho Falls. Brittney says she enjoys being out of doors and says she and her husband snowmobile, ice fish and play outdoors with their small children.

A gift of warmth is always appreciated by those who have to work outside in the winter.

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