Mad Jack Hanks: Tales From The O-NO Ranch 10-14-13 |

Mad Jack Hanks: Tales From The O-NO Ranch 10-14-13

Mad Jack Hanks
Wellington, Colo.

Gentle readers, this column is exactly that … “tid bits.” What that means is I just don’t have any real meat for a column today so I’ll toss out some tid bits and hope that will satisfy you at least for this week. I don’t rely on my readers to furnish my column material each and every week. Maybe if I did I would have something to write about huh?

I did go in to the cement pond after coffee at the T Bar Inn and go swimming. By the way, thanks to whom ever bought one of my cartoons off the wall there. I don’t know who you were but the waitress handed me an envelope with some cash in it. A big thanks to the folks at the T Bar for allowing my artwork to hang on their walls and to sell it for me. What a deal!

I had laid off of swimming all summer long as the pool was always full when I went in so I’m glad to be getting back in the water and getting that good exercise that swimming offers one.

I then stopped off at Wally’s World and picked up a few items. One thing I had to get was a cake mix and frosting. One of the nurses in the ER suggested that I bake a cake and bring it down for all to share in. I would say this … “if this cake doesn’t turn out all that good, all those doctors and nurses are in the right place.” Ha ha! I do bake a pretty fair cake but it’s just so easy with the cake mixes that they have today. I promised that I would do that, so I reckon I will. I don’t expect any of the cute single nurses there to ask me if I want to get married any time soon after they have eaten my cake. I really don’t.

Today is a georgeous fall day. I always have an excess of energy after swimming, sort of like a “runner’s high” that I plan on spending a good bit of the day outside. I do have quite a few calendars to get ready to mail and have a load of laundry in the dryer as I write.

I ’spect that the Harley will get some miles put on it and the fat hoss, Howdy, may expect the same before the day is over. If not today, possibly tomorrow.

I am really pleased that my pastures, yard, trees and all rooted species are going into winter in such good shape. I usually have sent home the steers that I pasture for Joe by this time, but I think we are good for a few more weeks.

The antelope are beginning to show up in bunches these past couple of weeks as they do most every fall about this time. By Thanksgiving there seems to be several hundred in our area out here.

Me thinks that I have just about “tid bitted” myself out of something to say. I sure can’t promise much at times ’cause what I don’t know, I surly can’t pass on to y’all.

For those of you who have purchased my calendars a big “THANKS” for your support. There are still some available for a while.

I hope you have a great week, and maybe by the time you get this the government shut down will be a thing of the past.

It’s junior high all over again. I’m tellin’ you guys those bozos running this country are like a bunch of little spoiled brats except

for those few that really do have our best intrest at heart.

Take heart, stay tuned, check yer cinch on occasion, count your blessings and I’ll c y’all, all y’all. ❖