Jewel on Her Farm
Life: "I've Been Busy
Castrating Our Cattle"
Being a farmhand is a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it!
From the red carpet to the ranch, singer Jewel opens up in this week’s In Touch about her next project, portraying June Carter Cash, and what she’s been doing in the meantime to keep busy — and it ain't pretty!
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Not your typical Hollywood diva, Jewel is set to star in Lifetime’s Ring of Fire (out May 27). The 39-year-old star lives on a 2,400-acre ranch in Stephenville, Texas, with her husband, former professional bull rider Ty Murray, 43, and son Kase, almost 2.
“It’s branding season, so we’ve been castrating and earmarking our cattle,” Jewel confides in the new issue of In Touch, of keeping busy on the farm after wrapping production on her latest film. “City people are squeamish about that stuff, but I grew up on a farm, so I rope, brand — all of that!” she dishes about her country living where she tends to 250 cows, 15 horses, four chickens and two dogs.
Jewel is also the official ambassador for ReThink, a national public awareness campaign. As the ReThink ambassador, she will help to share stories of people who have found hope through a stable place to live.
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Although the singer turned actress turned farmhand admits she’s never lived in Hollywood, and doesn’t completely rule out that lifestyle, don’t count on her to move to the LA anytime soon. She says the nearest town to her now is about 20 miles away and comes complete with a Walmart. “I even have a neighbor that gives us [goat] milk!” she says of her open-style living. “I was raised in rural Alaska, so that’s what I enjoy — open space and fresh air.
For more from Jewel on her ranch lifestyle, her upcoming film and other fun facts, pick up this week’s In Touch, on newsstands now!