Friday, February 27, 2009

Last of the Ag-Expo Pics...

... about which you're probably breathing a sigh of relief, Gentle Reader. There ARE more pics to be had, but anything gets old after a while, eh? But let's begin... click for larger, if'n you're so inclined.

The Closest Thing to "Dairy Air" I Got...

Big Boys Toys, Indeed!

Saddle Up!

Spinning Wool

Busy Hands

Mother Daughter... Ya Think? (I honestly don't know... but I suspect so.)


  1. Mother/daughter? I would say yes, and a pretty pair, at that.

  2. What are all the gadgets on the big truck?

    I can just see you walking around the farm expo. Did you wear your cowboy boots? If not, they might take you for a city-slicker.

  3. Andy... yes they are a pretty pair! Don't ya just LOVE those smiles?

    Lou: That Big Boys Toys truck is used for digging ditches and other sorts of excavation work with high-pressure water jets... anywhere that conventional excavating equipment isn't feasible... such as around gas mains and industrial sites with lots of buried infrastructure. They also do a lot of water and sewer line cleaning/blow-out for municipalities.

    I didn't wear my boots... so, yeah... I'm sure most folks thought I was a "city boy." Most definitely...

  4. I'd like to see that truck in operation. I wonder how they get the material out of the hole.

  5. I still can't wrap head around the thought of riding a longhorn. But I tip my hat to those cowboys.

    Buck, on another note, what is the etiquette for adding someones blog to the list of "Blogs I Read"? I want to add blogs to my list, without committing a party foul. Thank.s

  6. Why have those men have saddled up a couple of steers?

    That just looks...odd.

  7. I have never seen anyone spinning wool into yarn, and I've always wondered if it was hard on the hands. I know the wool has lanolin in it, but still ...

    Did you see her hands up close?

  8. Looking at the gent riding that there brammer bull (I know, Spelleeng...!) I only thought, "Mongo!"

    Too cool!

  9. Dan: I'd like to see that beast at work, too... and I have NO idea what the answer to your question might be.

    BR: I'm with you... I can't imagine training a young bull for the saddle. One of the guys I talked to said the process takes about three years... that's before they ride 'em in parades and such.

    Daphne: I suppose the answer could be "because they can." So much of what we do can only be answered thus. ;-)

    Deborah: I did see the lady's hands up close and they looked perfectly normal for a woman in her late 50s (guesstimate on my part). There were some stains on the thumb and index finger of her left hand from the wool and perhaps some callouses, but other than that? Normal.

    DC: I just marveled at the fact bulls can be ridden at ALL.

  10. Those are longhorns and not bramers, but you are right it does bring back memories of "Blazing Saddles." Down at the Ft Worth Stockyards, there are always a couple of longhorns saddled up and ready for photographs. A good friend of mine often rides herd on some trained longhorns in parades and such. The longhorns have been raised and trained to not spook even in big cities like NY. My friend also has a baby, white buffalo that he bottle feeds and takes to fairs and such.

    After owning a longhorn cow named Voodoo, Toby has been wanting to get several longhorns to put on the Lazy B.


Just be polite... that's all I ask.