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Western Stories

APRIL EVERS ALWAYS WINS

Western
meghav
2 comments
11 votes

“And the winner of the Gene Bautista annual poetry prizes is …….” With this announcement the hearts of thousands of creatures present in the huge garden started pounding at their double rates. Oh, did I just say creatures, well yes, that’s because amidst the audience were some hundred odd people along with numerous tiny mosquitoes, some birds and other loca...

The Next Journey

Western
mbsbca1950
3 comments
8 votes

This has been a hard and dry summer. The grass is burnt and all but gone. I awoke today and felt the onset of fall as I moved about the pasture in search of late summer calves. I have just returned to the ranch from a month of traveling and visiting my brothers and friends I had not seen for months and even years. It has now been almost a year since I retired and began this next journey in my life...

Canyon of the Chiefs

Western
mbsbca1950
5 comments
7 votes

 The day began for me as I watched the sun peak over the rugged mountains and poured another cup of coffee. Today I plan to explore deeper into the canyons that surround this serine area that I now call home. Seems like yesterday and a lifetime ago that I left the congestion of the city and moved out west. I had spent most of my adult life chasing the almighty dollar as I maneuvered through t...

Gus

Western
mbsbca1950
4 comments
6 votes

  It was a cool fall morning and the wind was starting to gust as I arrived at the corrals. “Gus” was standing out near the water trough and his mane was flowing outwardly as he shifted to the wind. He is a nice looking horse with his grey color and his white mane and tail. We were going to ride fences this morning, but there was no real hurry. I leaned back against the truck...

8 Days in Oklahoma

Western
mbsbca1950
0 comments
6 votes

We departed the plane and walked toward the rental car office discussing what our plans were for the day and for the next 8 days. As we moved through the terminal, there was a continuous flow of people arriving and leaving as the Holiday weekend was only a few days away. We arrived at the location the attendant had given us and we both stopped and looked down on our rental car. I am certain the lo...

A Winter Day at the Ranch

Western
mbsbca1950
0 comments
6 votes

Although Christmas had come and gone, there was still a chill in the air and the fields were covered with a fresh blanket of snow. “Bode” woke me as he jumped to the window to watch the scurry of ground squirrels maneuvering through the patches of snow drifts. He wanted out the door and I couldn’t seem to get up fast enough to satisfy his anxiousness. His barks and whines made th...

A Colorado Morning

Western
mbsbca1950
2 comments
6 votes

A Colorado morning  It was a cold and wintery morning as I rode out through the Aspens. The old line shack came in to view and there was a shed and an old cedar pole corral nearby. The fresh snow from the night before has all but hidden the remains of this old settlers homestead. I stopped for a moment and took in a deep breath. The air this morning was as pure as a midnight sky. There were n...

TERLINGUA

Western
mbsbca1950
2 comments
5 votes

  I would describe Terlingua as a place where the “rainbow waits for the rain, where the river is kept in a stone box, and the water runs up hill toward the mountains that tower into the sky..." I believe this is a fair description as I remember the area. It is truly a wilderness filled with vast canyons, high desert and jagged mountains. To the Spanish it was the heart of "El...

The Cowboy from Richmond

Western
infactitsme
0 comments
5 votes

The following is the story of how my wife, Kim, my best friend, Larry, and I began our journey from broke, to rich, to retired in less than ten years. I tell this story to encourage any of you who may be doubtful or in need of some self-confidence to begin the journey to retiring young. When Kim and I started, we were nearly out of money, low on confidence, and ...

A Cowboys Day

Western and Non-Fiction
mbsbca1950
1 comments
3 votes

The morning stillness and the rays of sunlight breaking over the mountain, sets in motion another day at the ranch. It was just breaking dawn when I went to the barn to grab my saddle for the day's work ahead. It is spring according to the calendar, but the fresh blanket of snow would cause one to question that and argue that spring should be a time when meadows are covered with flowers and gree...

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