The Tree

  Pine tree, I remember when I saw you years ago, We was trailin’ cattle up this mountain through the snow. As I rode by, my stirruped boot just barely brushed your top, I was ridin’ drag, so I thought that I would stop And look at you for a moment and wonder if I’d …

Take Care of Yer Friends

By Baxter Black, DVM Friend is a word that I don’t throw aroundThough it’s used and abused, I still like the sound.I save it for people who’ve done right by meAnd I know I can count on if ever need be. Some of my friends drive big limousinesOwn ranches and banks and visit with queens.And …

Kamloops 2021 is a Go!

    Although the 2020 Kamloops Cowboy Festival was cancelled, some things, just like ranching, kept right on happening. The best examples of the ongoing awards are the inductees to the Hall of Fame, the winner of the Joe Marten Award and the Student Scholarship winners. Congratulations to horseman and silversmith Richard Tenisch of Merritt …

Headin’ In

By Rod Nichols Some fellers favor sunupjust before their day beginswhile others favor evenin’when their day is at an end But this old cowboy’s dif’rentit’s the way I’ve always been,cause the time that gets me smilin’is the time for headin’ in. With a day of work behind meand before the sunset ends,it’s a quiet and …