Month: November 2011

Book Review: We Pointed Them North

Kinda proud of myself, I have been a bit more committed to my Readings and Ruminations book list recently. Last week I finished another first-hand account from a Cowboy on the trail in the late 1800s. We Pointed Them North is a collection of tales from Edward Charles (Teddy Blue) Abbott, as he told them […]

Ariat Rambler Boots Giveaway Contest

Believe it or not, December is almost here once again and Christmas commercials overwhelm the tv and radio. 2011 has been very interesting as I made the move from the windy Texas Panhandle to the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee; from receiving cattle in the feedyard to studying cattle reproduction for a Master’s degree. In […]

The Battle of Spring Hill

I wouldn’t call myself a Civil War aficionado, but I have always been intrigued by the era. The antebellum plantation houses, with large columns, and huge trees have always caught my eye. And of course the shift in the ranching lifestyles that occurred shortly after the war. Names like Nathan Bedford Forrest, Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Ulysses S […]

Christmas Cookie Recipe

Since it is technically the Holiday Season… Thought it appropriate to pass on this cookie recipe for some Christmas Humor. Christmas Cookies:1 cup of flour1 tsp baking soda1 cup of sugar1 tsp salt1 cup of brown sugarlemon juice4 large eggs1 cup nuts2 cups of dried fruit1 bottle Jose Cuervo Tequilla Sample the Cuervo to check […]

Thankful for Agriculture – Thanksgiving 2011

I was in the milking parlor at 4 this morning, taking care of all the cows, cleaning udders, and attaching the milkers when the boss said I caught on to the milking routine quickly. My response? “Ok, I’ll slow down.” I have no problem starting my day at 3 a.m. but those early starts make […]

The Thirsty Road Ahead: Be Thankful For Water

A Facebook friend recently forwarded this article from The Economist. THIS year Texas had the hottest summer ever recorded in any state. In September wildfires swept through the town of Bastrop, outside Austin, destroying more than 1,000 homes. Thousands of cattle have been sold. The town of Big Spring, up the road from the oil […]

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