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Father’s Day

Father’s Day

Just a quick post to wish all you Fathers a very Happy Father’s Day. “A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.” I happened across this video, you know, one of those videos so good  it needed to be shared. I wish I had found it sooner making it possible to share with more people. This is a day to remember to not only honor our fathers, but all men who have acted as a father figure...

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The Fawn

The Fawn

My son, Danny, found an orphaned fawn on the ranch he worked on.  It was a newborn.  He took it home and raised it on a baby bottle until it was grown.  It was an amazing experience for our whole family. His name was Skippy.  :)  I have wonderful photos and video of my granddaughters running and playing with him through the sprinklers. Finally, Danny had to let him go back to the “wild”.  He put a “dayglow” ear tag on his ear and told...

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Kids in the Deep South A Wild Time

Kids in the Deep South A Wild Time

Bill, you and I were both kids in the deep south.  We lived in the Huck Finn days, almost, of when us kids were …barefoot and fishing…and getting nickle cokes out out of the machine at the gas station.  I remember when we first met…online…and us talking about seeing black panthers…(or cougars).  Few people know that they were around back then….and still are in certain areas.  A black panther? My son and I were not sure what we had seen and...

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Thanksgiving in West Texas Circa 1810

Thanksgiving in West Texas Circa 1810

Thanksgiving, it’s always a big deal in my family and really the one time we all get together. I have 2 sons…and most of the time…the wives want to go to their families on holidays. The thing my oldest son has always loved about the holiday…is to sit at the table and listen to the old stories about the family. There are the really old stories about when my great aunt lived out in West Texas on a ranch and had all these children. Her...

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10 Suggestions for Winterizing your RV

10 Suggestions for Winterizing your RV

Here are 10 suggestions for winterizing your RV. Most RVs may be in storage already. Did you remember to do all these things before storing your investment for the winter? You can prevent unnecessary spring maintenance expenses by taking a few preventative measures right now. Water levels in all batteries need to be checked before storage. Low water levels can affect battery life. Follow manufacturers guidelines to top off all cells. This...

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Baxter Black talks about being “Proud to Be An American”

Baxter Black talks about being “Proud to Be An American”

Baxter Black (born January 10, 1945) is an American cowboy, poet, philosopher, former large-animal  veterinarian, and radio commentator. In this video he talks about what it means to him to be an American. If you are an American, I know you’ll agree with what he says and salute him for saying it. Black grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He was trained as a large-animal veterinarian at New Mexico State University and Colorado State...

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For the Love of Horses

For the Love of Horses

I call this post For the Love of Horses 1 because there are so many great stories out there of people’s relationships with their horses and each other. I know there will be more posted here. How great it is to be a child and be around horses. To learn responsibility, respect for animals and share love with one’s horse is something I had hoped to give to my children and grandchildren but it didn’t turn out that way. Photo courtesy of...

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Amazing Grays Amazing Grace Review

Amazing Grays Amazing Grace Review

My friend Lynn Baber has received a rave review of Amazing Grays-Amazing Grace: Pursuing relationship with God, horses, and one another. In a previous post I had pointed you toward this excellent book. I thought it would be great to bring this review to you as well for better understanding of the book and what it has to offer. You don’t need to be a horse person to enjoy and benefit from Lynn’s writings in this book. The...

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