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If this is the first time you happen to be visiting The Dusty Road Blog, thanks for stopping by! My name is Kimberley, I would love for you to join me on my adventure!

Kimberley Eklund

A love for the western lifestyle runs deep in my veins. I grew up on a mixed farm with both grain and livestock and I always had at least two or three horses to ride. I spent many years in 4-H showing cattle and horses and I was a competitive barrel racer traveling all over to rodeos. To this day I still raise cattle, ride horses, and just recently started barrel racing again. It is without a doubt a life I wouldn’t trade for anything (although a warmer climate in the winter would be much appreciated by me!).

I have had a dream that I pretty much kept secret since I was in high school…..that dream was to own my own clothing store. I even created a business plan for it as part of an assignment for an Entrepreneurship class in grade 12. Throughout the following years I hadn’t given it too much thought but I am not one to let a good dream go and it was always in the back of my mind.

Fast forward 10 years and that dream has become a reality!

The Dusty Road Boutique opened in January 2014 in my hometown of Glentworth and in March of that year the first items were uploaded onto our website and the first orders were placed shortly after that. It has been a learning experience to say the least. I jumped in with two feet and no retail experience so my learning curve has been steep but I am enjoying the ride and the challenges that come along with it.

~ Kimberley

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