Frank J. Buchman

Cowboy • Horseman • Writer

Busyness Can Turn To Wastefulness

Don’t pick too many tomatoes. Perhaps it should be don’t plant too many tomatoes, and we are reminded of that every year about this time. Plants are yielding bumper crops, and many growers have no idea what to do with all of their tomatoes. Many often spoil and go to waste.

Never Complain About August Rains

Lush crops and pastures with overflowing water sources can’t be beat in August. Not all locales are that fortunate, but many in the agriculture business are smiling because of the late summer moisture and cooler days. An old saying, “It was a million dollar rain,” certainly is true. Actually, the number would higher than that, […]

Parents Are Meant To Assist Their Children

Moms and dads are supposed to help their kids. Controversy has surrounded fairs for as long as we can remember, and maybe since beginning of 4-H and FFA members’ involvement in them, about parents helping their children with projects. Fair books, containing rules and guidelines for participation, in many cases demand that “all work with […]

Remount Most Important Part Of Getting Thrown

Anybody who’s never been bucked off hasn’t been on many. A few horseback riders may have never hit the ground, but they’re certainly not cowboys. Some claim they haven’t bit the dust, but anybody who climbs on every day is going to take a tumble at some point. It’s not the fall, but the landing […]

The Judge Is Always Right

Judging is an opinionated profession. Now, we’re talking about evaluation of production, be it horses, cows, dogs or ears of corn. Problem with judging is that everybody wants to win, and there can only be one first place. Remainder of the entries must be ranked lower. Since entering our initial chicken judging 43 years ago, […]