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Small world stories

November 1, 2019

“It’s a small world,” we frequently hear, even when we are not at Disneyland. Many of our small world stories revolve around the military. When my husband, Russ, spent some of his Army duty teaching...


Fly-in brings light planes and helicopters to town

November 1, 2019

We had an interesting event in our community last weekend. My lucky-to-be-alive airplane flying friend, ol’ Soren Landitt, and his boys, hosted a “Sweetwater Ranch Fly-In.” Several of their friends with light planes and two...


Social justice

November 1, 2019

Gentle readers, we hear a lot about social justice and social injustice in the news all the time. It usually comes from the left side of the playing field. What exactly is social justice I...


Fake out

November 1, 2019

It seems like everything is fake these days: fake news, fake ice cream, fake money, fake teeth, fake knees, fake hips and fake identities. Bald guys are wearing toupees, women are getting fake boobs and...


‘Climate change’ cowboy logic

November 1, 2019

The sea level is rising. We are in an “interglacial period” within the Pleistocene Ice Age, according to the learned. It has been melting ice for the last 10,000 years. So, we miniscule Earthlings are...


A hundred years from now

October 25, 2019

Life has always been a balancing act between the haves and have-nots. Less populated industrial countries use the major portion of fossil fuel while third world countries still farm by hand and recreate. The world...


My iron in the fire

October 25, 2019

One of the rites of passage of a cowboy’s life is the day you get your own brand. I remember the first time I took my iron out of the fire as all work stopped...


2020 heavy-duty pickup trucks

October 24, 2019

Do 2020 heavy-duty pickup trucks tow too much? Ford announced at the Texas State Fair its 2020 F450 rated to tow 37,000-pound trailers. Earlier Chevy announced 2020 HD 3500 towing 35,500-pound trailer and Ram 2019...


Work planning

October 24, 2019

Planning a work session makes the work go easier. A few ideas on the efficient use of time and organization of supplies will serve you well whether cooking, doing crafts or other projects. The first...


Border Collies and chickens

October 24, 2019

Among God’s critters who eagerly accept the opportunity to assist man in his/her rural endeavors, few fit the criteria better than a working dog — and few working dogs fit the criteria better than a...


Dressing fit to kill

October 24, 2019

I see folks today that are apparently in vogue that look like, well, they look like they crawled out of a trash bin. I was in “Wally World” this morning to pick up some ink...


Farm animals In history

October 18, 2019

Mankind from prehistory to space exploration has always depended on animals for help in their quest for advancing civilization. Granted, often as bait or as guinea pigs but we have depended on them, nonetheless. After...


Kissing cousins

October 18, 2019

I just finished reading a book about Albert Einstein written by Walter Isaacson and I don’t know what possessed me to do it. It was hard reading and the author used a lot of words...


Leadership

October 18, 2019

How do leaders become leaders? Experience such as my generation had back in the dark ages with 4-H and YCL (Young Citizens League, a regional organization) is how we learned. We conducted meetings and thought...


Suicide

October 18, 2019

I heard the other day, gentle readers, where Colorado rates very high in suicide deaths and most of those are young folks. Sad for sure. Where would you put the blame if that task was...


When will the next shoe drop?

October 18, 2019

I don’t like to complain, but this summer and fall have been the seasons of our “mechanical discontent and unplanned expense.” Long ago I noted to you faithful readers that I’m not mechanically minded. I...


Proper pronunciation

October 11, 2019

When newcomers arrive “out West,” they often mispronounce the names of towns, villages, townships or actual cities. Maybe it’s only true “out West,” but be advised that the emphasis is always on the first syllable...


Cooking tips for new or experienced cooks

October 11, 2019

How many times have members of your family mildly bickered over wanting to have the middle piece of cake? You know, the part that has no crust. I solved that for baked goods with a...


Fish elusive lately

October 11, 2019

Early this afternoon the temperature at Damphewmore Acres was in the high 60s. In the last hour, temps have dropped to 48. Tomorrow morning, the forecasted temperature is in the mid to low 30s. Brrrr!...


Time marches on

October 11, 2019

Yessiree Bob, time is marching on. Actually, we are out of March and into October. Seems to me the weeks are flying by. When most of you get this it will be Columbus Day. There...