Sun sure can be a wicked critter.
Used to be only movie stars and steer ropers wore sunglasses. Now, even we do much of the time, although we’re still cautious wearing them when guiding a young horse across the pasture. We want to see everything we can, for the safety of us all.
Thistles are certainly noxious and obnoxious as well.
A lady from the city was driving down the country road and saw a pasture consumed by musk thistles, pulled to a stop, got out with her camera and took dozens of pictures of “those beautiful flowers.” She did not go into the pasture, nor attempt to touch the malicious weeds, or her opinion would have surely changed.
Buzzards have to be the ugliest birds created.
Yet, they must have the best senses of any creature alive. As soon as an animal in the wild dies, those repulsive fowl show up to scavenge the carcass, alternately circling in flight with their wings held at a V-angle high in the sky, visible for miles around.
Horses are still the best tool in the Flint Hills.
Five lifelong cowboys agreed on that during a presentation at the recent Symphony in the Flint Hills.
However, they recognized that mechanical four-wheelers have become increasingly prevalent for use looking after the thousands of cattle grazing Bluestem pastures each year.