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Baxter Black: Pig Tales

January 25, 2018 — Pigs are funny. Nobody would argue about that. There are people that collect them. Pictures of them, memorabilia, statuettes, door stops, curtains, pig clocks, wallpaper, pig tails, piggy banks, pigweed, pick stickers, piglets, pig-eyed piebalds and pygmies. In the homes of a pig collector you

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Baxter Black: Do It Yourself Kit

January 19, 2018 — Do It Yourself Kit This notice was found on the side of a first calf heifer at the sale barn: CALF KIT INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASSEMBLY 1) Remove calf from shipping crate. The shipping container is equipped with an automatic unloading device. If, for some reason,

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Baxter Black: Braymer Bait

January 12, 2018 — I started out in the cattle business south of the Little Ear Parallel. That line that runs approximately from Fresno to Atlanta. South of that imaginary boundary cattle with 'a little ear' do real well. Braymer and braymer cross is what we're talkin' here. They

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Baxter Black: Things you can count on:

January 5, 2018 — § As soon as you load your horse in the trailer he will take a dump § Any 4th of July rodeo will get rained out § The more a new pair of boots cost, the quicker you will scuff a big chunk off the

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Baxter Black: 2017 – A Year To Forget

December 26, 2017 — "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." – President John F. Kennedy, 1962. The U.S. at that time has been remembered as a "royal" time. It was the age of Camelot. His wife a queen,

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Baxter Black: Down On The Farm

December 19, 2017 — It's Christmas time again in the city. Street lights, store windows, parties, jolly songs are being sung, tv and radio commercials are pronouncing its coming! Most of the attention centers around giving and receiving gifts, cards, trees, eggnog, turkey dressing, decorations and company coming. And

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Baxter Black: What’s Christmas to a Cow?

December 13, 2017 — I know you've prob'ly asked yourself, what's Christmas to a cow? You've not! Well maybe, just perchance I've got you thinkin' now, When we march out on Christmas morn like nothin's goin' on, Has Yuletide struck the night before and disappeared by dawn? Were plastic

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Baxter Black: The Dog and the Rabbit

December 6, 2017 — Have you ever been embarrassed by yer good dog? Me either! I've got a good dog. An Australian shepherd with one blue eye and I believe he loves me. I believe I love him. He'll go with me anywhere. When I say, "You wanna go?"

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Baxter Black: Hunting Camp Cook

November 28, 2017 — Fall is hunting season. Airports from Bozeman to San Antonio are filled with men in camouflage suits carrying gun cases out of baggage claim. They are here to stalk the fleeting deer and the wiley elk. And, they bring with them millions in revenue, part

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Baxter Black: The Right Tool For The Job

November 20, 2017 — Clark owned a small dairy farm in Delaware. Thinking to add to his larder, he bought a black steer at Dill's auction down the road to fatten a beef for the family. He put the steer in a grazing pasture with the dairy heifers. In

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Baxter Black: Thanksgiving

November 15, 2017 — It's Thanksgiving here in the U.S.A. Canada had theirs in October. Good neighbors, we are. It is something both countries can be thankful for. Either one of us could have moved in, only to find North Korea or Syria lived next door. Our countries are

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Baxter Black: Cold Feet

November 9, 2017 — Yer lookin' at a feller with no tennis shoes, a '76 GMC pickup, an outhouse and a learning permit for a cell phone. But! Lest you lump me into that group of stodgy ol' dinosaurs that cling to the days of Garth Brooks, pygmy Angus,

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Baxter Black: Moose Alert

November 3, 2017 — Many of the animals rights groups give awards to citizens who perform good deeds on behalf of animals. These deeds are usually along the line of rescuing mistreated horses, homeless cats or HBC dogs (hit by car). Rarely do any cowboys receive an award. I

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Baxter Black: The Supersalesman

October 23, 2017 — Slicker'n deer guts on a doorstep! Smooth as a filly's nose! Here in this jug's a miracle drug So new that nobody knows! Feed it, inject it or plant it, Stick it under an ear. Pick any breed, results guaranteed. The data's perfectly clear. It's

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Baxter Black: Festus and the Coon

October 18, 2017 — Doc had escaped his busy Omaha practice and met his friend Stevo west of Eustace for a little sport. "Ever hunted coon on one of these?" Doc asked as he jumped two mules outta the back of his pickup stockracks. Billy and Festus were sensible

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Baxter Black – Wanted: Cowboy

October 11, 2017 — WANTED: Cowboy. No TV, No phone. If you don't like dogs and can't tough it in the mountains, don't apply – Alamo, Nevada. I'd like to meet the ol' boy that wrote that ad. You can almost picture him in your mind. We're all acquainted

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Baxter Black: Political Correctness

September 27, 2017 — It's coming! Political Correctness in the Animal Kingdom! I have conferred with those fervent homogenizers of the once colorful and descriptive English language to formulate the following list: STRAY DOG. Both words are unacceptable. They imply that a four legged mongrel is subsisting as a

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Baxter Black: Stress

September 22, 2017 — Let's say a busload of Brazillian soccer players came by your place one fine fall afternoon unexpected and took you on a three-day road trip. You didn't have time to pack your toothpaste or your own saddle! They made you play two games a day

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Baxter Black: Dog Days In The Feedlot

September 15, 2017 — Well, it's dog days in the feedlot now that summer's nearly done I been loafin' through the cattle but the steers don't suffer none They don't need much waterin', really, they just eat and drink and snooze Like a bunch of fat ol' bankers On

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Baxter Black: Coyote Cowboy Observations

September 6, 2017 — -There's always time to pet your dog. -If a feller doesn't trim his own horse's feet, he's got too many horses or not enough time. -Some people do what they've gotta do to live where they wanna live. Others live where they have to live

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