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Happy Saint Patrick's Day, 2009

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:01 pm
by Soapweed
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Reflecting on the cattle business
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Lazy day
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More relaxing cows
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'Tis a day for the wearin' of the green. I obtained permission from the rest of the calving crew to play hooky, and go watch an auction where a neighbor dispersed his cowherd. 500 head of running age cows, from two through nine years of age, averaged $1050 per head after expenses. They trailed them the 30 miles to town, so a trucking bill was eliminated.
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Our local lady postmaster is about ready to retire. She is a very helpful kind person, and we will miss her.

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:20 pm
by leanin' H
Pretty fancy buckaroo-style boots! That's the trouble with fancy boots cause nobody see's em' if your pants aren't tucked in! :roll: Did ya buy some cows? Happy St. Patricks to you and the crew! :D

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:26 pm
by Soapweed
leanin' H wrote:Pretty fancy buckaroo-style boots! That's the trouble with fancy boots cause nobody see's em' if your pants aren't tucked in! :roll: Did ya buy some cows? Happy St. Patricks to you and the crew! :D


I put my breeches back over the top of my boots before going to town. Didn't want folks to think I was a smarty pants. :wink: Besides, I'm not that good of a hand.

The cows sold well. I didn't buy any because I don't need any. It is a little concerning anyway, wondering if green grass will get here before the hay pile runs out.

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:27 pm
by Oldtimer
The Wish


I caught a little leprechaun,
quite wise and very old.
He said to me,"You have one wish,
would you like my pot of gold?"

"No thank you," was my quick reply,
"But how about another...
A gift that's truly precious
and esteemed above all others?"

He offered then some emeralds,
rubies, sapphires, pearls
and a host of other treasures
that would make your senses whirl!

As I rejected all his list
his bright eyes flashed with fire
and, angrily, he said to me:
"What is it you desire?"



I said:

"A rainbow's far more beautiful
than its supposed treasure
and the 'rainbow' that I'm wishing for
is priceless beyond measure.

"I'd like to have the dearest friends
a person ever had
to share in all the good times
and help me through the bad...

"To laugh and sing and joke with,
love and appreciate
as we live life's greatest adventure
that would certainly be great!"

"Oh, now I know you're daft!" he said
as he ran off with his pot...
"to waste your wish on something
you have already got!"

~ Author Unknown ~

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:30 pm
by Soapweed
Nice poem, Oldtimer. Thanks for posting it. :-)

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:31 pm
by leanin' H
I turned my little bunch out on grass yesterday!!!!! :D Our snow is gone and the grass is sure coming but it makes me nervous for July & August when it will be pretty dry! :( I've rode with some "hands" who tuck their boots into their pants. After the third stop to dump out cedar berrys, ticks, grasshoppers and other misc. projectiles they usually un-tuck! :wink:

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:35 pm
by RSL
Snakes. Big snakes can't sneak up between the boots and the pants. :shock:
We may have snow up here, but everyone can safely wear their boots inside their pants. :lol:

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:39 pm
by Faster horses
We need a whistling emoticon on this site!! Wow, Soapweed, you
dress up good. That was quite a flair of color you wore to the sale.

I enjoyed your poem, OT.

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:01 pm
by cowsense
RSL wrote:Snakes. Big snakes can't sneak up between the boots and the pants. :shock:
We may have snow up here, but everyone can safely wear their boots inside their pants. :lol:


Now you'll have the southerner's thinkin we have snow snakes!!! :wink: :shock:


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:18 am
by MsSage
Sorry but when there are sunflowers I get distracted LOL I LOVE that stool~ironingboard. What is it called?
Glad you got to go into town and look that handsome.


snow snakes?????ummmm shoer PROMISED me there are no snakes in Idaho or in snow now yall are telling me yall have snow snakes? Good GAWD I pray they are not white :shock:

Happy St. Patricks day

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:12 am
by efb
IF Maralboro cig. sees that picture they'll be knocking on your door.

Happy St Pat day

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:15 am
by efb
Soap, you could be the first mule rid'n Marolboro Man.