Chuck wagon food came in many guises, some good, some really really good, and some just horrid.
Far be it for the cowboy to complain about the food that got put on his tin platter. No grumpy cookie wanted to hear complaints after he has just spent a long day on the trail, driving, setting up camp, tending wounds, herding cowpokes and cooking vittles.
A smart cow wrangler ate what he got, smiled, and asked for more!!
(and in appreciation of Cassandra Swanson…Rattlesnake Roast should be on this list!)
Chuck wagon monikers
We had a great summer, here are some highlights of the Albert Lea Rendezvous.
I complained bitterly of the cold that first week in October. Oh if only it were so warm now!
Our fun was outstanding
Our friends Supreme
oh so wonderful
Looking Forward to next years
Events are us!
J.T. was recently honored to create a leather bag for one of our cowboy buddies. We have him pictured here with the goods!
Such fun to watch the little one continue the cowboy tradition!!!
Today in history the last major conflict of the Indian wars took place at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota after Colonel James W. Forsyth of the 7th Cavalry disarms Chief Big Foot and his followers.
Some 300 Sioux Indians are killed by U.S. troops at the Wounded Knee massacre.
This is a sad and horrendous piece of the history of the United States. It is our hope that going froward our history can show more bright spots than dark.
We were discussing today’s Winter Solstice and wondering if we should write our disappointments from the closing year down on paper, and burn them, sending the ashes of our despair drifting into the wind. We both thought for a moment and in one voice said. :Ya know. this has been a darn good year!”
For you all we wish happiness and joy to you and your families for Christmas, and our coming New Year. We wish for you love and prosperity, health and safety.
We wish you many blessings
From J.T. and Tilly
Bodie Historic Park I picture a nice sunny day. The wind will blow the scent of ghostly mesquite in a swirl around us.