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Category: On the Edge of Common Sense

by Baxter Black

On the Edge of Common Sense

“Headline Oddities”

“Whole Foods Sale of Rabbit Meat Sparks Protest!”

Humm? Animal activists compare rabbits to dogs and cats. They are often kept as pets. So are mice, pigs, guppies, weasels and snakes. Do these protestors sit around brain storming their next great cause?
I can see rabbit rescue facilities forever raising funds, BLM adoption programs and eventually feral rabbits being shipped to Mexico by the millions to be slaughtered for human consumption.
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by Baxter Black

On the Edge of Common Sense

“Only Take a Minute”

In my travels I have been on lots of family farms where the whole family is involved in the work. During calving season it is not uncommon for the “rancher” to allow his wife to take the 10 p.m. heifer check.

It’s a practical decision because she’s fixed supper, done the dishes, helped the kids with their homework, got ‘em off to bed, returned the phone calls, is workin’ on the books and she’s up .… Read the rest

 

by Baxter Black

On the Edge of Common Sense

The Gap of No Understanding

There is a bridge to cross in understanding between those who live off the land (rural) and those who benefit from it (urban), but have no personal relationship with it.

Examples abound. I suspect a large portion of urbanites imagine the wolf as a gladiator of the woods. He has a family with little ones. They only eat what they are forced to kill. Sort of a “Lion King” image.… Read the rest

 

by Baxter Black

On the Edge of Common Sense

The Coyote

Take him for what he’s worth, nothing more, nothing less.
I think I can speak for the coyote
With more understanding than most.
Especially those who defend him
And think that we should be his host.

They raise up a pitiful cry
And claim he’s a mistreated critter.
Who’ll soon be extinct if the ranchers out west
Don’t put down their rifles and quit’ter.

But like all of God’s creatures around us
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by Baxter Black

On the Edge of Common Sense

The Dilemma of Immigration

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free . . .” The message that rings down through the Bible from Exodus to Revelations, “Blessed are ye poor for yours is the Kingdom of God.” This beatitude was planted deep in the Judeo-Christian settlers that built America and wrote our Constitution. The words on the Statue of Liberty in 1886 have not changed.… Read the rest

 

by Baxter Black

On the Edge of Common Sense

Veterinary Medicine Ain’t What It Used To Be!

Over the years the number of large animal veterinarians has steadily declined. It is most evident in rural America and Canada. Many factors have contributed to this decline; the greatest is the change in the profession itself.

The cost of schooling is daunting. The severe decline of male students till they are only 20 percent of the enrollment.… Read the rest

 

by Baxter Black

On the Edge of Common Sense

Who Would Like RFDtv Off The Air?

Who would like RFDtv off the air? Or U.S. Farm Report? Who would like Farm Bureaus shut down, along with the National Cattlemen’s Assn, the Pork Producers, the Egg Council, the Northern Ag Network, Range Magazine, the Delmarva Farmer, the Farm Journal, the Beef Checkoff, the Brownfield Ag Network? Who would like to make it illegal for movie stars, sports stars, heroes, singers and baby calves to be pictured with a milk moustache?… Read the rest