There’ll be a Party on the Prairie.
“It’s a full-fledged party Saturday, Nov. 4, at Pioneer Bluffs near Matfield Green,” according to Lynn Smith executive director of the living history ranch of the Henry Rogler family. Continue reading →
The pressure’s on for top cowboys and cowgirls competing in the United Rodeo Association (URA).
“Top 15 contestants in each of the nine sanctioned events throughout the past year will compete in the URA Finals this weekend,” according to Muff McGee, longtime URA secretary. Continue reading →
There’s not much better feeling than flying through the air with the greatest of ease.
Trapeze artists of long ago likely came up that description made popular in early day movies. Continue reading →
Blackjack Saddle Club has scheduled the final point show of the year for Sunday morning, Oct. 29.
It will be in Cico Park at Manhattan beginning at 9 o’clock, according to Justine Staten, club president. Continue reading →
Stallions must be gentlemen in public.
That’s a given for those who ride, show and work stallions around other horses and people. Continue reading →
Pumpkins are everywhere, so it seems.
It’s that time of year, certainly, but the round orange squash variety is more prevalent. They’re big business.
A greenhouse planted corn fields to pumpkins with semi-loads’ prolific production sold throughout the Midwest.
Another horsewoman acquaintance told about pumpkin growing being so profitable, it’s one family’s sufficient annual income.
Apparently pumpkins are easy to grow on not even the best soil without added nutritive.
Uncertain, if it was seasonal art display, or they were for sale, but one yard passed Saturday had plenty. Hundreds of pumpkins were lined up evenly, spaced 10-feet-apart each direction, on the acre.
Yep, pumpkins are main ingredient for making Halloween jack-o-lanterns. That’s all many kids today really know.
More importantly, in opinion, greatest worth is for pie ingredient. What’s better for Thanksgiving Day dessert than pumpkin pie with a big scoop of whipped cream?
Pumpkins are really a fruit, and have many other uses. Of course, there’s pumpkin bread, numerous deserts they say, and the specialty drinks being prominently advertised and talked about.
The horse friend, who rides ranch production beating wannabe in races, brought pumpkin bars to share when getting her new prospect last week.
Always excited to hear about the state fair’s giant pumpkins, and one local stand has several that’d sure be competitive.
Aunt Lu typically brought a good-sized pumpkin back from deer hunting. That made childhood anticipation. It would then be carved into “Jack” on the grocery store butcher block.
Tightwad thinking newlyweds decided a real pumpkin would be more economical for making pie than out of a can. Supposed to be simple to cook pumpkin, but it didn’t work for some reason.
So haven’t tried that since, but the roasted seeds with salt added sure tasted good. Should have saved them for planting in the orchard come spring.
Neighbor farm lady’s garden overflowed with pumpkins, and she’s freezing, cooking and making all kinds of delicacies.
Latest news, goat growers have informed pumpkins make the best food for their critters, and supposedly defeat internal parasites, too.
Of course, jack-o-lantern must be lighted with a wax candle. Thus, reminded of Second Corinthians 4:6: “Let light shine out of darkness.”
Then, Second Kings 4:39: “He found a vine, gathered pumpkins, cut them into a stew pot, soon realizing how valuable they were.”
Ranch horses have always been essential tools for cowboys.
Now, such important part of taking care of the ranch, cowboys compete to see who rides the best horse. Continue reading →