“Farmer, journalist, minister, chiropractor, poet, painter, music aficionado. Mostly retired.” It was celebration of an inspirational life as 300 gathered graveside Friday afternoon sanctifying always-serving faith, never-ceasing friend Dr. Lois Webb.
The cowboy world has truly lost one of its very own. Tragically, Jim Hunter, 80, likely better known as Bronco Billy for his Bronco Billy’s Custom Saddlery, passed away following a vehicle accident, February 24, just south of the Nebraska border in Brown County, en route to the EquiFest of Kansas.
Kansas may have become more famous, perhaps infamous would be more appropriate, with the popular Wizard of Oz book and movie. It was a “cyclone” that took Dorothy and Toto from their Kansas family farm home and twisted them into land of unknown and adventures thereafter.
“Getting up in front of a group of people still makes us very nervous.” Despite our maturity, unmemorable and uncountable number of public talks; just the thought makes us uneasy for some reason.
“Working on a ranch is far from a definite science, yet when work must be done, cowboy abilities come to the forefront.” Factualness of that comment could not be more apparent than outcome at the ranch rodeos featured as Saturday and Sunday evening attractions during the recent EquiFest of Kansas in Topeka.
“The final event was the tie breaker, with tension highest among riders, making for passionate suspense of all those watching intently in the bleachers,” coordinators said. Eight riders from Kansas and Missouri competed in four most-diverse competition divisions, each evaluated by different judges, to make the Premier Farm & Home Top Horse Challenge one of […]
“What is this crazy weather going to do?” “Why don’t these kids know that milk comes from cows?” “Where are the commodity prices headed?” Those are three of many questions and dilemmas facing agriculture producers throughout the Midwest.