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MOVE YOUR DONKEY, COWBOY!

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by Orv Alveshere DONKEY BASKETBALL…INDOORSWatching DONKEY basketball is enjoyable. I’ve always longed to rideKnowing an immovable object like a donkey could injure one’s pride.Having...

SHETLAND PONY “FANNY” WAS A HORSE’S PATOOT

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-By Orv Alveshere -FANNY WAS A Six-TRICK PONY WHO JUST SAID "NEIGH"Many Cowboys, Cowgirls, Cowbabies & bow-legged riders worldwideLearned to walk, while they learned...

Knee-High to a Dapple Gray Team

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TOO SMALL TO PICK EGGS?Some hens laid their eggs in the horse manger;But to gather the eggs, would pose a danger.I was knee-high to...

ECCENTRIC EQUINE EXPELLED

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HORSING AROUND IN SCHOOLA lady bought a very gorgeous horseAnd she paid for a ‘finishing school’ courseThen she trailered him many miles awayWhere his...

GETTING STUCK IN THE HOUSE

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–By Orv Alveshere– A MIND AS SHARP AS A TANK We expect questions and quizzing and quips from those with sharp minds, From detectives, mystery sleuths or...

Tea Time Has a Modern Name (in Today’s Terminology)

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-By Orv Alveshere - At the top of the stairs was a Tea Can. It wasn’t green, aqua, taupe or tan. A special color, that one...

A CAROLING WE WILL GO

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-by Orv Alveshere- GIDDYUP JINGLE HORSEAsk country folks, they have gone caroling since way back when.I like to think back in years to when I...

Pitching Grain Bundles onto a Bundle Wagon

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-By Orv Alveshere- WILD HORSES COULD KEEP THEM AWAYThey needed another harvest bundle pitcherAlthough, they'd be very tired...they would feel richer. That was a delib'rate...

RURALLY EMBARRASSING

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-By Orv Alveshere- OATBURNERS REPLACED BY SMALL GAS TRACTORSHe parked his horse-drawn wooden grain drill by his rusty antique machines.His draft teams enjoyed the pasture....

Three Plows, Two Plowboys and a Phantom

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-By Orv Alveshere- ILLUSION, CONFUSION, COLLUSION OR SOLUTION? A story's going 'round, about guys who've been 'round; A grain stubble field, many times, plowing the...

Haul Some Heat into the Town Hall

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-By Orv Alveshere-  LITERALLY A COLD SHOOTING BASKETBALL NIGHT The grade school basketball team got in two cars and cruised down the road. That energetic...

Easter Sunrise Service at Hollywood Bowl

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Easter Sunrise Service at Hollywood Bowl By Orv Alveshere  OUTDOOR WORSHIP IMPRESSIVE FOR THOUSANDS Several interesting tickets came to my desk at work, Where my soldier duty was the...

GET-UP-‘N-GO SKIERS WERE SO INCLINED

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-by Orv Alveshere- AWAITING HIGH SPIRITED DOWNHILL SKI PARTY GOERSThe torrid, dusty ‘30’s made hay and grain growing very poor.The spirits of country folk...

Tribute to World War II Veterans

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    -By Orv Alveshere- The Hired Man Wore Army Clothes         The Olive-Green Undershirt“The war, the danger and fighting was getting old,”Were some of the Army stories our...

Grandma’s Pet Goat, Mr. Quirky!

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PERTURBED BY A PET/NO HUMILITY & NO TRANQUILITY I asked Mother, of all the farm animals she'd met Could she describe one as her favorite pet? She told of her...

Operating a Harvest Grain Binder

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Memories of harvesting grain with a horse drawn implement.

SIGHTLESS MAN TUNED OUR PIANO

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-By Orv Alveshere-INTENTLY WATCHING A TALENTED PROFESSIONALWe’d unhitched horses.  A car drove into our yard at noon.The driver asked us “If our piano was...

CATTLE DRIVE, HORSEBACK, 1928

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-by Orv Alveshere- WATCHING REAL LIFE, NOT MOVIESDad trained, drove and rode horses, and like movie stars, rode tall in the saddle.He told of long...

Pier Country

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-By Orv Alveshere-    FASTER HORSES AT THE AKN BREAK ACRESWhy were the country kids always racing their horsesIn ditches or over cow-trail or Badger-hole...

PLOWING WITH HORSES:  TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE

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    -By Orv Alveshere-   HARNESSED UP FOR OLD TIMES SAKEA Country Gentleman looked longingly at his newly purchased horse-drawn plow.He had practiced driving his team.  He...

I Met the Boogie Woogie Man

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  -By Orv Alveshere-  A welcome school visitor on FridaysOnce there was a special piano stool,Years ago at our little country school.With various pretenders to the...

SOME HORSE DAYS SURPASS OTHERS

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-By Orv Alveshere-A Beautiful Horse and Children's DayA bustling 1800’s cowtown had been lovingly restored.Now a summer highlight, they won 2007 Visitor’s Choice Award.Nestled...