“We’ll take the moisture any way we can get it.”
That frequent comment has been aired by many in recent weeks.
Wetness came in the form of widespread snowfall, and benefits are being applauded, despite actual precipitation far below white inches of ground coverage. Continue reading →
Europe’s recent scandal about horse meat in beef products has renewed questions whether Americans could be eating equine products as well.
U.S. Department of Agriculture regulators say it’s unlikely that beef adulterated with horse meat could make it to the nation’s dinner plates.
No domestic suppliers currently slaughter horses, and the agency has strict inspection standards for imported meat. Continue reading →
“Don’t ever think there is immunity to anything.”
Comments claiming we were “too tough” to get sick came to haunt us.
When more than three-fourths of some schools were out to illness, we continued to reflect how during more than 16-½ years of education, we missed due to sickness less than a handful of times. Continue reading →
Cowboys and cowgirls from throughout Kansas and Oklahoma will be in Manhattan this weekend.
“The 57th annual K-State Rodeo is the first rodeo of the spring season for the Central Plains Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association,” announced Beth McQuade, advisor of the K-State Rodeo Club, rodeo coordinators. Continue reading →
“It was a good night.”
Accepting the check for more than $2,000 and accompanying awards for winning the Championship Bull Riding at Manhattan, Dillon Tyner of Hoyt, Colorado, exclaimed his feelings briefly.
And two weeks later, the adrenaline was still following: “That was just the third and fourth bull I’d been on since being out for six months from major hip surgery, so the win was even all that much better.” Continue reading →
It was a Saturday night to be remembered.
And, reflections of the good ole days almost came back to real life. We rode the new Kansas Belle Dinner Train from Baldwin City to Ottawa and back again.
A five-course prime rib supper, as we’re prefer to call it, was fit for a king, most likely, but a cowboy and his longtime bride sure enjoyed the suit-and-tie snazziness too. On top of that, as all passengers did on the return route, we had talking parts in a live “who done it?” mystery. Continue reading →
“Rodeo is like any other sport. When you’re young, you need a lot of practice.”
Sonny Worrell practiced as a youngster, collecting titles against cowboys multiples his age.
However, practice didn’t stop there. Worrell continued practicing to become one of the most successful all-around timed-event cowboys in the country. Continue reading →
“That heifer’s trying to having a backwards calf.”
It was not an atypical message screamed each year about this time, as the back door slammed open.
But, it was noon, and not midnight as is more typical. Continue reading →
Wild horses grazing the Flint Hills of Kansas are certainly a site to behold.
While there have been numerous stories, both pro and con, concerning the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program, no one can deny it is breathtaking as hundreds of horses come thundering across the prairie, nostrils flared and snorting, manes and tails flying in the wind. Continue reading →