Back in the Saddle Again

handmade greeting cards, collage artCozy up to the campfire and pour yourself a cuppa Joe.  We been ridin’ the range a few days now.  Time to stretch out and rest our dogs.

We’re drivin’ this herd through familiar territory, but found some new trails.  Took us to pastures we’d never seen.  Some o’them trails was mighty hard to find.  On the range long enough though, a feller gets a nose for trails that’ll lead to good grazing.

We got our old gear, molded to fit our grip with sweat, heat and hard work.  But, we picked up some new-fangled too-dads in the city, too.  Feel a might awkward in our hands, can’t quite get the gist of ’em yet.  But if y’squint just right, you can see how they might get useful.

Had to dump the old supplies.  Too much weight, nothin’ we could use there.  Still got a few bits hangin’, but once we whet the knives we oughta get that sorted.

Had to let a few hands go.  Ijits couldn’t drive a steer if’n their momma’s begged ’em.  That’s all right.  Found us a couple of new hands look to be the genuine article.  Put ’em behind a thousand head with the sun burnin’ their backs, and they’ll show true colors soon enough.

We got us a long ride ahead.  Lots of territory to cover.  Best get some shut-eye now.  Sun’ll be up before you know it.

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TamrahJo
    May 07, 2013 @ 20:38:34

    Here’s to dumpin’ old supplies that bog ya down and gettin’ hepped up about new doo-dads –
    Love this post! 🙂


  2. Moss Piglet
    May 08, 2013 @ 07:02:21

    Yippee kay yay & Yee haw!


  3. Littlesundog
    May 08, 2013 @ 08:25:31

    C’mon now… those cowboys are damned sexy!!! Loved this post, Sandy. Fits right for me down here in Oklahoma. I am glad to see you’ve dusted yourself off and you’re back in the saddle again. Determination and a cup o’ strong coffee will see ya through!


  4. pegoleg
    May 08, 2013 @ 13:20:49

    I love that song! I’m glad to hear you’re back. Take it easy so you don’t get any saddle sores. Don’t eat too many beans around the campfire.


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