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Keyword: Baxter Black
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I’ve got a mule deer hangin’ on my wall from northern New Mexico so I could relate to Rafael’s story. more
Astrology is one of those wonderful pseudo-sciences like naturopathy or cattle futures that anybody with an imagination can rapidly become an expert in. more
I try not to make this column too educational but sometimes there is a need that can’t be ignored. When ranchers and cowmen work their cowherd, they are often under pressure to cull cows that they have developed a peculiar fondness for. more
Now and then I get to thinkin’ I should quit this feedlot job. Go and ride with Buster, what’s-his-name, his Texas wagon mob. more
When you take a seat in the waiting room of a veterinary clinic, a feedlot office or an animal health store, you occasionally notice a body sitting there who looks out of place. more
1. If the new boss’s hat isn’t sweat stained, you can pretty much figger whose will be. 2. Phrases like, “My dad never paid me a dime till I was 25,” or “I haven't had a day off since dad’s funeral in 2017,” should put you on guard. more
R.C. is an animal lover. Maybe not the kind of animal lover that the term has come to mean in this era, but the kind that requires a greater commitment. more
Corn country landscape -- painted late summer -- high clouds, heavy with moisture waiting for afternoon to thicken and darken and start raising Cain. more
“Mama, when’s Daddy comin’ home? Is it time to worry yet?” “By supper, darlin’. Eat your Cheerios.” more
Some might wonder why prehistoric cave drawings weren’t more detailed. Surely, there were artists capable of rendering intricate representations of the circulatory system of aurochs or the dentition of a saber tooth tiger drawn to scale. more
Ted and his dad needed some cows to stock their little ranch in Oklahoma, and they needed’em right away. A local trader solved their problem and injected a couple loads into them. more
It was every fair board's nightmare when the lightning hit the stage. Course, it might have been expected; it was just another page. In a trail of disasters that befell our county fair. more
A good cowboy will go beyond the call of duty and even put himself in harm's way to help a suffering beast. more
Aunt Effie was the “Neighborhood Healer” in her community of Noble, Oklahoma. When I was visiting and scraped my arm or had a stomachache, she always had the right potion, poultice, roots, soak or fern to treat the ailment. more
Mother gave me a small box of old pocket watches and a book entitled “A Practical Course in Horology.” It was a Christmas gift. A family heirloom, of sorts. more
The steer that topped the show this year was partly Chianina. The bull that threw the biggest calf was partly Simmental. more
If it were possible to clone human beings from history, what would they be doing today? more
I wanna tell y’all a true story that happened to a friend of mine. Big Jim was judgin’ the rodeo at Burlington last year. They call him Big Jim ‘cause he’s big as a round bale and twice as tough. But he don’t move quite as fast as he did in his ol’ bronc ridin’ days. more
“Doctor, I'm here because I'm a . . . I'm a . . .” “Relax. Many people have psychological conflicts. Lay back on the couch and tell me about it” more
“It’s for you,” his darlin’ told him as he lay back in the chair. For a well-deserved siesta. Ugh, it wasn’t really fair. more
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