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Baxter Black

Baxter Black tackles ag issues with a strong funny bone. Black is an American cowboy, poet, philosopher and former veterinarian.

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The editor of the Delmarva Farmer made the observation that Americans as a whole have reached the Age of Agricultural Ignorance. This stage in our civilization is a direct result of the lack of “kids growing up on the farm.”

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Picture this: a panoramic background, the green Okanogan Valley, pines and quakies with contrasting colors of a splendid autumn.

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There’s been a dead sheep out in Brent’s wheat field for a month. Emilio had a band of ewes on the cornstalks across the road. I reckon that one got hit by a car.

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Ol’ Louie loved bees. Of all the things I remember about him, I remember that best. He’d be layin’ out in the front yard, daydreamin’ and sunnin’ himself when I’d see an eye open and an ear cock. Then he’d spring to his feet and start snappin’ at the air.

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When I was a lad, I remember my brother John wouldn’t go anywhere without his “blanky.” My son and daughter each had a stuffed animal, a fuzzy rabbit and a sock monkey named Chango.

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One of the greatest feelings in the world is to see a cow loose on the road – and realize it’s not yours.

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