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.
Snakes seem to be more prevalent than usual.
Like most folks, we really don’t like snakes, but there sure have been many around this year. We haven’t heard anything scientific, yet wonder if there might be some correlation between the expanded numbers and weather patterns. Could it be the snakes are warning about the increased storms over wider portions of the country?
Don’t cry over spilled milk.
That old, often-heard comment is true, but frequently forgotten when the milk glass tips over. Best thing to do is call the cat or dog in, but if pets aren’t allowed inside, next option is to spoon up as much as possible in their bowl and put it on the doorstep. Only other choice is to mop up the white mess and forget it.
A ball’s a ball, a ball’s a ball, a ball’s a ball and a ball’s a ball.
That’s about all we know about ball games. Oh, we know which is a baseball, basketball, football, volleyball, golf ball, soccer ball and polo ball. Yet, when asked how each is used and rules governing their games, we know very little.
Strong relationships can exist between a cowboy and his stallion.
When our longtime Quarter Horse sire passed away recently, we lost a close friend and important partner. Zane was his call name, and few actually knew the 27-year-old gray stallion’s name was Trouble Steel Bar.