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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Entitlement Disorder (02/08/14) 19

I Packed It In A Rotella Box (01/30/14) 3

Saying Goodbye (01/09/14) 3

Let There Be Peace On Earth (12/22/13) 3

No Lumps of Coal in My Stocking (12/11/13) 2

The Gettysburg Address (11/19/13) 4

Guard Duty (11/11/13) 3

Every Blessing (10/31/13) 4

An Invitation to The Picnic (10/10/13) 2

The Other Roseberry (09/18/13) 4

Just To Pass The Time Away. (09/10/13) 2

I've Been Working on The Railroad. (08/23/13) 2

A View From The Fence Post (07/22/13) 26

Saluting Our Independence (07/02/13) 5

New Beginnings (06/19/13) 4

Fathers Day Gifts (06/12/13) 3

Fish Tales from Real American Heros (06/01/13) 3

Mothers Day 2013 (05/17/13) 1

Cherry Blossoms in the Wind (05/01/13) 31

Romance-The Cowboy Way (04/25/13) 3

First Aid Supplies (04/19/13) 8

Branding, Birthdays and Egg Hunts-Oh My! (04/09/13) 2

The Great Debate (03/23/13) 3

Counting the Stars in the Sky (03/10/13) 7

Snow Storm Part 2 (02/26/13) 3

Living in the World of Snow (02/25/13) 3

I Beg to Differ (02/20/13) 3

Green Pastures (02/10/13) 12

A Bird In Flight (02/04/13) 13

And In This Corner (01/24/13) 15

Bingo! (01/19/13) 4

The Lunch Ladies (01/09/13) 7

Saturday Morning Thoughts (01/05/13) 6

For-Medicinal Use Only. (01/01/13) 7

A Christmas Blessing (12/25/12) 4

Precious Cargo (12/19/12) 9

Yesterday....The Angels Wept. (12/15/12) 5

More Than Just An Ornament (12/11/12) 7

Ho! Ho! Ho!, It's Santa Claus! (12/08/12) 9

A Plain Brown Paper Bag (12/04/12) 6

The Contents of A Christmas Knee-Sock (11/27/12) 6

Getting My Mountain Fix (11/14/12) 12

The Quiet Ones (11/12/12) 8

Now Is The Time (11/06/12) 4

When You Hear The Coyote Yip-Three Times (10/31/12) 4

Grub & Other Cowboy Definitions (10/28/12) 3

Jelly Beans (10/28/12) 8

Leaves are Dancing In The Streets! (10/16/12) 4

The Oldest Cowgirl (10/13/12) 4

Jessica Ridgeway (10/12/12) 4

"Always Saddle Your Own Horse" (10/05/12) 14

Handsome or Handy? (10/04/12) 3

Measure Twice, Cut Once (09/27/12) 28

A Bump in the Road (09/25/12) 19

A Quote to Live By (09/24/12) 1

"With Malice Towards None" (09/20/12) 5

Capturing A Greased Pig and Other Thoughts. (09/13/12) 9

And Our Flag Was Still There on..... 9/11. (09/10/12) 36

Step Away From The Scissors! (09/06/12) 3

The Real War-3rd Edition (08/30/12) 2

Hanging Tough (08/25/12) 12

Thinking of You (08/22/12) 3

Bountiful Gifts (08/14/12) 3

Aunt Martha's Rolls (08/06/12) 12

People With Pockets. (08/01/12) 7

Diversify (07/15/12) 4

God Bless America! (07/03/12) 7

I Know Who Holds Tomorrow (06/29/12) 11

...And Feathers Were Flying Everywhere! (06/24/12) 11

Like a Father (06/17/12) 4

Flags and Fathers (06/14/12)

Brownie and "Rattle Snake Joe" & Other Horse Tales (06/11/12) 1

The Adventures of Corn Dog The Horse (06/05/12) 2

Swinging on the Outhouse Door (05/31/12) 8

Memorial Day (05/23/12) 3

Putting on Your Best Bib and Tucker (05/18/12) 3

"Choosy Moms Choose Jif" & Other Memories (05/08/12) 5

Mom Always Liked You Best. (05/02/12) 4

Oh My It's May Again! (04/30/12) 5

Packing Your Suitcase (04/22/12) 9

Our Lovely Mrs. Sherman (04/19/12) 4

Good Thoughts About Life In General (04/12/12) 2

A New Pair of Shoes (04/06/12) 4

Tumble Weeds (03/31/12) 3

A Bit of Molasses and a Feather (03/24/12) 11

Leave the Porch Light On. (03/21/12) 15

People Who Make Me Smile (03/15/12) 2

Soup is Good Food (03/08/12) 17

We Shall Overcome (03/05/12) 2

Scrambled Eggs (02/28/12) 20

Some Assembly Required (02/24/12) 4

Enjoy the Sunset-Birdhouse Thoughts (02/16/12) 3

Let Me Call You Sweetheart (02/12/12) 6

Be My Valentine (02/09/12) 5

My Own Personal Trainers (02/02/12) 1

Just 5 + 1 Dumb Dirls (01/27/12) 4

Give Them Your Friendliest Smile (01/22/12) 32

Winter Tales-On Myself (01/18/12) 3

Carbon Footprints (01/14/12) 5

From An Empty Nest to A Full House (Again) (01/10/12) 3

Mom's Bread Drawer (01/05/12) 5

The Year that Was 2011 (12/30/11) 7

Sweet Memories (12/21/11) 8

Merry Christmas-The Shopper's Guide to Joy (12/17/11) 7

Dad's Place on the Hill (12/10/11) 16

The Holiday Season (12/04/11) 11

Idaho Trip (12/01/11) 7

Being Thankful (11/16/11) 6

Growing Up Poor- By Bud Allen (11/12/11) 6

A Thank -You Will Never Be Enough (11/07/11) 8

The Guests at the Dinner Table-Toothpick Philosophy (10/28/11) 3

A trip to Hannibal Missouri (10/26/11) 6

Toothpick Philosophy (10/21/11) 7

The Bench Warmers (10/19/11) 11

Swallowing Flies Can Be Dangerous to Your Health. (10/12/11) 5

Who's Afraid of the Dark? (10/10/11) 3

Losing Some of My Feathers (10/07/11) 21

I Put on My Cleanest Dirty Shirt (10/04/11) 6

No One Likes a Frowny Face (09/30/11) 8

Take One Home to Your Mother-In-Law (09/27/11) 34

Homecoming-GO PILOTS! (09/24/11) 2

Clothesline Thoughts (09/14/11) 37

He Wore A White Hat. (09/12/11) 5

The Pink House (09/09/11) 4

What I am supposed to Say? (09/07/11) 3

Johnny Parkes Beside the Road (09/01/11) 5

There's Yard Sale on Antarctica Street!! (08/31/11) 13

Short Stories-Part Two (08/23/11) 4

Short Stories (08/17/11) 7

I Got Nothin! (08/15/11) 18

The Ties that Bind (08/09/11) 11

Taking the week off. (08/02/11) 1

Joy In the Journey (07/28/11) 5

A Good Cow Dog Is Hard To Find (07/26/11) 9

Brighten the Corner Where You Are. (07/19/11) 8

What Really Matters (07/15/11) 11

A Friend like Susan (07/12/11) 3

The Gift (07/07/11) 3

There's a Hole in my Bucket (07/03/11) 8

Long May She Wave! (06/28/11) 2

Dodging the Cow Patties (06/27/11) 13

Friday Night Fudge (06/22/11) 5

The Fork in the Road (06/20/11) 3

Missing Our Dad on Father's Day (06/14/11) 6

Having Your Cake and Eating it Too. (06/13/11) 6

Empty Nest (06/08/11) 5

The Old Cookbook (06/04/11) 5

Spit out the Hot Air, Dr. Seuss and the Cowboy (06/01/11) 2

Memorial Day-Branding Day Guests (05/27/11) 2

America the Beautiful-Women Who Served (05/23/11) 5

Home of the Brave-The American Soldier (05/21/11) 3

The Land of the Free-Patriots (05/20/11) 2

The Buck Stops Here (05/18/11) 5

In Honor of My Other Mothers (05/14/11) 3

The Tale of Three Pigs. (05/11/11) 4

In Honor of Mother's Day (05/05/11) 9

The Pleasure of A Good Campfire (05/02/11) 4

Ask the Librarian (04/28/11) 2

We Are Off To See the Wizard. (04/27/11) 3

Come On Let's Play! (04/21/11) 17

"Old One Eye" (04/19/11) 15

Choosing The High Road (04/16/11) 4

Cousins by the Dozens (04/14/11) 1

What Will Be Our Legacy? (04/07/11) 6

The Quality of Mercy in the Drought. (04/05/11) 2

The Promise of Spring (04/02/11) 1

Ladies & Gentlemen (03/29/11) 1

Penny (03/26/11) 6

Mud Fights-The Social Contract (03/22/11) 2

A Dollar Bill and a Stamped Envelope (03/15/11) 3

Horse Sense-Trail Blazing (03/10/11) 2

Admiring Your Serve (03/08/11) 1

Rachel, The Tall Steer and other Summer Stories (03/04/11) 1

Can You Hear Me Now? (03/02/11) 4

Playground Rules from Grade School (02/26/11) 4

Missouri Life (02/23/11) 1

Horse Stories (02/22/11) 3

Standing on the Ant Hill (02/19/11) 6

The Long Climb To Adulthood (02/17/11) 3

Faithful Friends (02/15/11) 2

Gone with the Wind (02/10/11) 3

Horse Sense-The Building of Faith and Confidence (02/08/11) 1

The Story of Ruth and Other Animals (02/06/11) 1

Old Ben Raymond (02/03/11) 1

Do it even if you don't feel like it. (02/02/11) 2

Idaho-isms (01/30/11) 2

The Tale of Two Cows (01/27/11) 6

The Social Contract Cont-Community (01/26/11) 1

The Social Contract-Ranch Style (01/25/11) 5

Walking the Fence Line
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Fixing fence is the one of the hardest jobs on a ranch. I no longer live on a ranch, but I do know what hard work is. Fences are everyone's concern, but nowadays,the "hole" is always your neighbor's side not your own. It used to be that you would respect your neighbor and mend the fence together. If their cows got in your field, a simple phone call resolved the problem. You might even saddle up your own horse and help them gather them up. We need more people who are willing to roll their sleeves up and fix the fence regardless of who your neighbor is. There are people in this country who need to be reminded that a fence is like the way you should conduct your life. Your posts should be straight and neat. The wire needs to be stretched tight and your gate might be closed, but can still be easily opened. And most of all, we can all saddle up together and ride the range, it won't matter if you have an Appaloosa, Quarter Horse or Thoroughbred. The cows still have to be gathered, fences have to be fixed, and the range is a wide open space of opportunity for us all.
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