Mad Jack Hanks: Tales From The O-NO Ranch 3-25-13 |

Mad Jack Hanks: Tales From The O-NO Ranch 3-25-13

Gentle readers, on occasion I find myself watching Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys, on the RFD TV channel. Heck, I’m 9-years-old again watching the same movies as I did way back when. Yep, it’s almost as if I were in that movie theater in Pampa, Texas, watching Roy and Dale and Bullet and Trigger make things right with the world.

RFD stands for Rural Farm Delivery if you didn’t happen to be aware of that. There is so much good information and clean family entertainment available for just about anyone any time. Why there are programs about old tractors, programs that help you with planting your crops and there are more “horse whisperers” on RFD TV than there are honest politicians in Washington. There are cowboy cooking shows.

Red Stegal “In the Bunkhouse” is one of my favorite shows that deal with the cowboy culture. Red is a wonderful cowboy poet, singer songwriter and band leader. I interviewed ole’ Red for Cowboy Magazine a few years back as we featured him in one of the magazines articles on cowboy entertainers.

Speaking of entertainers, ole’ Baxter Black, everyone’s favorite cowboy poet and funny man can be seen quite often on a program called “Cattleman to Cattleman.”

For the ladies there are programs about cooking, canning, quilting, being equipped to help the ‘hubby” sort off the dry cows and barrel racing.

Another favorite of mine is a program called Texas Highways. Of course it’s all about Texas, all the interesting places to visit and all the characters that dwell within those places.

There is excellent information on future weather forecast, market reports and cattle and bull sales out the “ying yang!”

RFD TV is for country folks like you and me and for anyone that loves country life and all it offers up. I reckon the only drawback is that you have to have Direct T.V. cable or the Dish Network in order to have it available.

RFD TV is a wonderful escape from everyday issues that seem to weigh us down from time to time. I hope it’s available to you and that you take full advantage of all it has to offer. Heck, I even found ole “Mad Jack Hanks” on there on a few occasions. Now, gentle readers, I have to tell ya it is a little strange to watch yourself on the “telly” and then try to convince yourself you’re really not that way at all. Are you?

Stay tuned, check yer cinch on occasion, remember to stand tall for common sense and the constitution and I’ll c y’all, all y’all. ❖


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