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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
There’s always two sides to the tale.Read the rest