Introducing the folks at Short Branch Ranch

A new collection of Western-themed bar accessories from Craig Bergsgaard, renowned sculptor of the Old West

Short Branch Ranch, a new line of Western barware by Craig Bergsgaard

Life on a working ranch ain’t for “greenhorns”

Herding cattle, wrangling horses, chasing off poachers—life on the ranch makes for LONG days of work. Every man has to pull his own weight, and these fellows do (in one way or t’other).

Which one of these cattlemen is most like you?
Asa, a no-nonsense man who makes money like Midas.
Barzell, your basic “wallop-first-ask-questions-later” kind of fellow
Noble, silent-but-strong—and always there when you need him
El Ojo Uno, a good time charlie who is fond of the ladies and the poker table

Collect the entire set today.

All four decanters are cast in pewter and have a rubber stopper atop a handsome glass carafe. Price is $239 each (or $920 for the set of 4) and the decanters will be available in time for your Christmas gift-giving.

If you are interested in adding the fellers from Short Branch Ranch to your bar collection, please contact Craig Bergsgaard.

Meet Asa, the boss of Short Branch Ranch

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Some call him iron-handed, he would say “focused”

“I swear, if you can’t ride it or take it to bed, you don’t need it.” ~Asa

Owning a ranch leaves no room for tomfoolery. On Asa’s ranch, the day starts before the sun comes up and keeps on goin’ until the work is done (and not a second before).

He has no time to suffer deadbeats or troublemakers. Folks who cross him find themselves at the receiving end of a reminder of “who’s the boss ‘round here,” administered by Barzell, Asa’s right-hand man.

The way Asa sees it, his sternness is justified: Life is dog-eat-dog and without discipline he would never survive the revenuers, rustlers, and ruthless widows who vie for a piece of his ranching fortune.

A private man, Asa does not share his thoughts and feelings—unless those thoughts include “Get back to work!”

Of course, at the end of a hard day’s work, a man should get a chance to relax with his whisky.

The Asa decanter is pewter with a rubber stopper atop a handsome glass carafe. The price is $239 and will be ready to ship in time for holiday gift giving.

To add Asa (or the rest of the Short Branch Ranch gang) to your bar collection, please contact Craig Bergsgaard.

Click here to learn about the entire set: About Short Branch Ranch by Craig Bergsgaard.
You can follow Asa’s musings on our Short Branch Twitter account, hashtag Asa (#Asa)

Meet Barzell, the ranch enforcer that you’ll only cross once

“Barzell: The Ranch Enforcer” by Craig Bergsgaard

“Thug” is such an unkind word.

“When I want your opinion, I’ll take this gag outta yer mouth.” ~Barzell

It’s true, Barzell has cracked more than a few heads (and occasionally ribs) in his day, but those fellers needed thumping.

Barzell puts a boot heel on the neck of layabouts at the Short Branch Ranch, but he usually only ever has to exact justice once to get his message across. (As he sees it, he’s a peacekeeper, really.)

What kind of background makes a man like Barzell? Most folks know not to ask.

Never fear, Barzell will keep your whiskey safe from poachers.

The Barzell decanter is pewter with a rubber stopper atop a handsome glass carafe. The price is $239 and can be delivered in time for Christmas gift giving.

To add Barzell (or the whole Short Branch Ranch collection) to your bar, please contact Craig Bergsgaard.

Click here to learn about the entire set: About Short Branch Ranch by Craig Bergsgaard.
You can catch Barzell’s grumbling on our Short Branch Twitter account, hashtag Barzell (#Barzell)

Meet Noble, ranch hand and ultimate example of the phrase “still waters run deep.”

“Noble: The Working Man” by Craig Bergsgaard

Every ranch owner wants a man like Noble on his crew.

“You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive cattle.” ~Noble

A sun-weathered beanpole of a man, Noble works hard and will do whatever’s needed with nary a word of complaint. In fact, he rarely speaks any words at all: “yup” and “nope” are about as chatty as he gets.

True, Noble’s lack of small talk can make for a l-o-n-g day on the trail—but conversation is a small price to pay for a companion who takes heed of his surroundings and can be relied on during a fracas.

Would you like to have the strong-and-silent type in your bar collection?

Noble is made from pewter with a rubber stopper atop a handsome glass carafe. The price is $239 and can be delivered by Christmas.

To add Noble (or the whole Short Branch Ranch set) to your collection, please contact Craig Bergsgaard.

Click here to learn about the rest of the ranch fellers: About Short Branch Ranch by Craig Bergsgaard.
Noble is a man of few words, but we have got those few words for you on our Short Branch Twitter account, hashtag Noble (#Noble)

Meet El Ojo Uno, a smooth operator with an eye for the ladies…and a knack for losing at cards

“El Ojo Uno: The Smooth Operator” by Craig Bergsgaard

When El Ojo Uno makes his way into town, the merrymaking BEGINS.

“I thought I wanted a career, turns out I only wanted whiskey money.” ~El Ojo Uno

Truth be told, after all these years of ranching, El Ojo Uno is a bit rough around the edges—but that doesn’t tarnish any of his charm.

Quick to laugh and to pinch a shapely behind, ol’ one eye is always the life of the party.

If you want to hear about the calamity that cost El Ojo Uno his right eye, he’ll willingly recount the tale—though the saga differs every time he tells it. As he sees it, there is no reason to let the truth get in the way of a good story.

Would you like El Ojo Uno to liven up your at-home watering hole?

Our whisky decanter is pewter with a rubber stopper atop a handsome glass carafe. El Ojo Uno is priced at $239 and is available in time for Christmas gift-giving.

To add El Ojo Uno (or the whole set) to your collection, please contact Craig Bergsgaard directly.

Click here to learn about the rest of the ranch characters: About Short Branch Ranch by Craig Bergsgaard.
Speaking of good story, El Ojo Uno tells a few on our Short Branch Twitter account, hashtag ElOjoUno (#ElOjoUno)