Frank J. Buchman

Cowboy • Horseman • Writer

Walnut Never Comes In Knotty-Pine Scams

Anything too good to be true usually is just that. Since we’ve had personal e-mail, we’ve “won” or “been given” at least a zillion dollars, if there is such an amount. Not a day passes that we don’t get an e-mail from an unknown person, usually in Africa, informing us of our great fortune. Many […]

Swooping Swallows Offer More Lessons Than Harm

Barn swallows are interesting birds. They are prevalent in the barn and around the ranch every summer, and then disappear, only to return the next year. Much controversy surrounds the colorful little songbirds that glide through the air with the greatest of ease.

Powerful Radiant Rays Must Be Respected

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.

‘Beautiful’ Prairie Weed Continues Perennial Threat

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 […]