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Black: The half-polled rooty toot

October 19, 2018 — Yer not gonna keep'er, still, are ya Dad? She must be 12 years old. I RECKON SHE'S CLOSER TO 14 NOW, AND NATURALLY HALF POLLED. You mean she was sired by a hornless bull? NO. SHE'S JUST GOT ONE HORN. WHICH MAKES HER HALF POLLED

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Black: Caught up in the fence

October 16, 2018 — She was a pretty cow. A big polled Hereford but she was only half bagged up. So they sorted her off. These were pretty rangy cows and when they got separated from the big bunch they got nervous. Rex and Clair dropped her over into

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Black: Alternative dining and new age spa

October 5, 2018 — Come to Alternative Dining and New Age Spa We serve the only fern kabob in town If your spirit is depressed and your body needs a rest We guarantee to turn your life around. Your double chin will soon be doing chin ups When you

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Black: A minority needs help

September 28, 2018 — Question: What do cable TV and "Where your food comes from" have in common? Answer: Television ag programming is beneficial and educational to the curious public people who eat food and the food producers who provide the food they eat. Interesting surveys: population of U.S.

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Black: I should’a brought a raincoat

September 21, 2018 — As Noah said when he went out on the deck to check the windshield wipers, "I should'a brought a raincoat." Paul's day started out with a drum roll. Every morning for months as he went into the machine shed he noticed the rusty gate hinge

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Black: That time again

September 14, 2018 — It's fall on the cow outfit. Time to get out the WD 40 and grease up the handles on the squeeze chute. Maybe find the three or four syringes that work, buy some new gaskets and barrels along with a box of needles. Time to

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Black: Lawn clippings

September 7, 2018 — The first week of August I was haulin' a load of cows to the sale. We hadn't had rain for five weeks and my pasture was pretty sorry. I'd been feedin' hay for two weeks. Along the highway I could see houses on either side.

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Black: Labor Day on the farm

August 31, 2018 — Labor Day was created by Unions to recognize the American Worker. It did not include ranching and farming; if they did it would destroy the ability of a farmer to get a loan. If a farmer included the cost of his daily labor on a

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Black: Predator friendly

August 24, 2018 — A concept in protecting coyotes has been introduced by a group of Montana animal rights disciples; Predator-Friendly Wool. They proposed to develop a market for wool raised on ranches where sheep are not protected from predators. The sheep raisers who do not practice predator control

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Black: She does the books

August 17, 2018 — This is my wife. She does the books. I do the important stuff Like mend the fence and check the cows, She makes sure the income's enough To cover the cost of farmin'. She's tight as a new hat band. I need to buy a

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Black: The Valdez

August 13, 2018 — Lately there has been dissension at the rancho. I have overheard murmurings in the barnyard, in particular regarding my stock trailer. The grumbling animals enlisted my teenage daughter to present their complaints. In my defense, let me describe my trailer. I felt like it was

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Black: Mexican war zone

August 3, 2018 — How would you like to live across the street from an open Mexican border? Would you be afraid? Do Americans of all races, ages and states have a right to fear an open Mexican border? Yes, but not because the illegal aliens will take jobs,

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Black: The outback

July 27, 2018 — Parts of Montana are as close to the outback as we 'Yanks' will ever get. They had given me directions in the Hell's Creek Bar. Next mornin' I was tryin' to decipher my scribbling from the back of a napkin. I turned off the paved

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Black: Civilized

July 13, 2018 — When you hear the word uncivilized, what mental picture do you form? A grizzled trapper? Atilla the Hun burning and pillaging eastern Europe? American Indians before the Puritans and the Spaniards? And when you hear the word civilized, what comes to mind? English barristers wearing

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Black: A close call

July 6, 2018 — Talk about takin' a beating. I stood on the porch at Dale's horse farm and soaked up the view. It was deep springtime in west Tennessee. The grass was so green it hurt your eyes. The dogwoods were in bloom and two sleek and shiny

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Black: The flag

June 29, 2018 — With your permission I would like to indulge in a little naked patriotism. The United States of America, during my lifetime has become a nation like none other on earth. Not because it is the most powerful nation on earth, but because we, more times

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Black: I know you’ll miss this man

June 22, 2018 — The Lord spoke to the heavy hearts that stood with hats in hand "Your sadness pains me deeply and I know you'll miss this man But, it's true what you've been hearing, Heaven is a real place. That's no small consolation. You should use that

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Black: A day to remember

June 15, 2018 — It's funny how the world goes around. Francisco and I were checking cows, making a big circle early in the morning to beat the heat. It's peaceful out there. We've got grazing rights for 200 cows in 18 sections of Lowell Love grass, 20-foot-high mesquite

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Black: The big book of buzzwords

June 8, 2018 — Chemicals! hormones! antibiotics! ­— Words that used to have meaning. Words that have become tainted. Words the ANTIs live by. Words that are now included in THE BIG BOOK OF BUZZWORDS. Unnatural substance, pesticides, factory farming! — THE BIG BOOK OF BUZZWORDS. A complete cross-referenced

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Black: Flint and Frank

June 1, 2018 — Andy and I went down to Williston, Fla., to visit a couple of characters. This is horse country and these boys were hock deep in horse training. They were sure hospitable as indicated in the letter they sent after we left. Dear Bax, Flynt and

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