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Keyword: Baxter Black
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"Where were you born?" The reporter asked one of my Colorado cowboy friends. "Iowa," he answered. "Iowa!" she said. "Why did you move?" "Because it's hard to be a cowboy in Iowa." more
When it’s springtime in the Rockies And my lips are turning blue I’ll be slogging through the blizzard like a brain-dead caribou. more
Imagine you were a livestock man in medieval England 1,000 years ago. It's early spring. Snow on the ground, mud in the cow lot. You walk the small pasture where the heavy heifers are kept. more
He’s the tumbleweed chef and rides with the wagon Ahead of the thunderin’ herd. more
A fine lookin' horse you've got there (if yer into modern art) I had a horse like that one time (but he wasn't very smart) more
It is the best of times. Calving at its finest. The calling of those chosen to tend God's creatures. To take part in simple miracles. To alter the balance of life on earth by one small addition. It is the worst of times. more
Lee Trevino has a street named after him in El Paso. Abraham Lincoln has a town named after him in Nebraska. Monty Montana has his namesake state, and I’ve even got some hills named in my honor in South Dakota. more
Do you believe in ghosts? How ‘bout angels? Miracles? Tarot cards? more
"As long as you've got good elimination, you've got it made." – Uncle Leonard "If a man can't drive in a bar ditch, he's got no business on the highway." – Tink more
Yer lookin’ at a man who never learned to cook unless you count pork & beans And a flowery grace like you’d read in a book is really beyond my means more
Dr. Fosse, once of Pretori, told me about Martha and Arthur, two star-crossed rare white rhinos. In a governmental gesture of goodwill, South Africa agreed to ship Arthur to Tanzania to mate with Martha. more
Grandpa Tommy's dad used to say, "A cowful is a substantial quantity." According to my research, the rumen on a mature cow can hold up to 300 pounds. And by anybody's standards, that is quite a bit. more
Embarrassing moments. Nobody likes to talk about them. Oh, they’ll talk about slipping on the ice on their first date or getting bucked off a gentle horse. Other folks empathize and usually laugh. But it makes people uneasy when it’s really embarrassing. more
He was the last burro left in the dusty corral. His two companions had been sold by the man. They were younger, stronger and finer looking, even by burro standards, which are quite high. They were worth more and brought more money, which was what the man needed. more
I consider myself among other things, a former horse mechanic. The horses I did veterinary work on were ranch and feedlot beasts of burden. Workin' animals from man's point of view. more
1. New baler twine to tie up last year’s five-buckle overshoes. 2. Something to kill Canadian thistle. more
I’m takin’ you back to the summer of 2003. Out of the blue, I got a call from Patrick Gottsch, a member of the well-known Nebraska ag family. He told me he was building a TV channel dedicated solely to agriculture and the rural community. more
Yeah, he wished he was a cowboy but just at times like this (Yup, he's glad that he's a cowboy but there's times on days like this) When he spent the day a’horseback and had time to reminisce more
How do you explain Thanksgiving to a 3-year-old? "A long time ago..." "Yesterday?" "No, more than yesterday. A bunch of people came in a big boat." "Pirates?" more
They stood in the back of the room lookin’ like two Oakland Raider linebackers at a preppie quiche-tasting party. They had on unblocked hats with flat brims and each wore a neck scarf and new Wranglers. Steve ambled over and asked where they were from. “Nevada,” they said, “We ranch.” more
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