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Baxter Black

Baxter Black is a cowboy poet, author, vaquero philosophizer, left-handed roper and former large animal veterinarian.

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Today, there is an increased recognition of the bonding process between man and animals. Pets are now referred to in politically correct circles as companion animals.

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For those of you who forgot how easy it was to get started in farming, let me tell you about my friend Con. Many years ago, he bought a farm in the wilds of Minnesota. The feller who sold him the farm had his farm sale the day Con arrived to take possession of the land.

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When it’s springtime in the Rockies
And my lips are turning blue

I’ll be slogging through the blizzard
like a brain-dead caribou …

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A fine-lookin’ horse you’ve got there
(if yer into modern art)

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Do you believe in ghosts? How ‘bout angels, miracles, tarot cards? I grew up believin’ in heaven and all its assorted angelic inhabitants and their counterparts in the singed black hats. Reincarnation wasn’t taught in Sunday school, but we were encouraged to believe that souls existed.

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If Herefords were black
and Angus were red,
would breeders of Herefords
breed Angus instead?

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