A Little Cowboy Wit & Wisdom

Happy Summer! It’s officially here and in my neck of the woods it’s hot. But, that hasn’t slowed down the activity schedule. It’s been super hectic with horse shows, twice weekly 4-H horse practice, and other 4-H workshops, swim lessons, and other good stuff. The kids are keeping me running. And to be honest, the computer’s not smokin’. Hopefully, that will change real soon here because I so need to get some major writing done.

Today we’re at a horse show having a little family fun. At this show even I get to ride and compete. Woo-hoo! So excited. We’ll see how well I do. So, if I’m absent until tomorrow to respond, this is why. Sorry, I only have so much energy to go around.

Anyway, I thought I’d share a little bit of Cowboy Wit & Wisdom with you all. Since I had someone ask after my last post about Nick Foley I was hoping to share that story today, but simply ran out of time to do what I wanted. So, I’ll shoot for my next post on July 17th.

In the meantime, enjoy these little diddies, facts, and trivia. Hope you are having a great summer where ever you are!

“It don’t matter so much how long a ride you have, as how well you ride it.”—Texas Bix Bender, Don’t Squat With Yer Spurs On!

“Only a buzzard feeds on his friends.”—Texas Bix Bender , Don’t Squat With Yer Spurs On!

Cowboy Cocktail—Straight Whisky, because that’s the way the cowboy wanted it.

Cow Bunny—An affectionate name for the wife or sweetheart of a ranchman.

Crack-a-loo—A game played by cowboys in which coins are pitched against the ceiling of a room and then fall to the floor. The person whose coins comes to rest on or nearest a predetermined crack in the floor wins.

Gunman’s Sidewalk—The middle of the street, so called because there the gunman could see on all sides and avoid an ambush.

And if you were getting ready to go on a trail drive this summer, here is a list of the items you will surly need!

40lbs Climax Plug (Hmm. Sounds kinky!)
20lbs Bull Durham
several caddies & packs of smoking tobacco (To compliment the after-glow!)
1 dozen .45 Colt single-action pistols (A gal can’t have enough protection!)
20 boxes of cartridges (See above!)
1 roll of ½” rope (To practice a little tie-down roping with your favorite cowboy(s))
10 gallons of kerosene (To light the night, or, like Miranda Lambert suggests, to take care of his cheatin’ butt.)
caddy of matches (See above!)
100lbs of sugar (To keep things sweet!)
160lb sack of green coffee (To keep you sane and coherent!)
500lbs of salt pork
20 sacks of flour
200lbs of beans (Okay, all I’m going to say here is everyone needs fiber!)
50lbs country dried apples
1 box of soda
1 sack of salt

If I were going, I’d add a few things like:
1 case of beer (only 1 because I’m a slow drinker)
Bottle of Ibuprofen (pain reliever is a necessity of life!)
1 toothbrush & toothpaste
1 jumbo bag of M&Ms (Yes, a jumbo bag because I’ll be burning so many calories I won’t have to worry how many calories I’m consuming!)

How about you, what would you add?

Until next time, Happy Trails!


About sherryjames

When Sherry James isn't writing, she's busy wrangling two kids, six horses, two dogs, and an assortment of barn cats. She's knows if horse manure was money, she'd be rich, rich, rich! During the summer she spends romantic hours with her husband in the hay fields laboring to feed those six horses. Currently, she writes for three publishing houses, Prairie Muse Publishing, Ellora's Cave, and The Wild Rose Press. She's a founding member and past president of her local RWA chapter, The Prairieland Romance Writers. Check out her web site at www.sherryjames.com
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4 Responses to A Little Cowboy Wit & Wisdom

  1. Clare O'Beara says:

    Mmm.. how about something for blisters? I’m sure the horses will be well looked after if they develop saddle sores (shouldn’t happen) but it sounds like a lot of tough work for the humans. A few books would be a must, not that there’ll be much time to read. But I might go mad if I knew there weren’t any.

  2. Eileen says:

    I was going to say BenGay and a camera. I always carry a camera when I travel.

  3. Nancy S says:

    I would take a fully stocked RV. I can only take so many beans and sleeping on the ground is not on my bucket list. We won’t even get into the air conditioning, that’s a given.

  4. laura says:

    My daughter is also in 4-H. We have at least 2 horse shows a month and of course there is always work meetings with our 4-H club. Summer seems to be the time when we do alot with our horses. My daughter has been rideing horses since she was 2. This is her 4th year in 4-H. She loves to contest and we also do pleasure. She doesnt really like to do pleasure, but we have always told her that anyone can go fast, but you need to learn how to control your horse first.

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