My first Short Story Competition

This is a short story I wrote for a competition way back in junior high. I got second place, but when I read it now, I can't help but wonder why the judges liked it so much.

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My horse predicts the weather better than the radar

I can count on one hand and still have fingers to spare how many times Sweetheart has been so spooked I was on the verge of completely losing control and her going into a full on panic, and every single one was because of sever weather.  Late afternoon today one of the neighbors' horses got … Continue reading My horse predicts the weather better than the radar

I pulled my first calf!

I pulled my first calf today! Without any help! At. All.  Before I explain the whole story about what happened today that led up to pulling the calf, I will explain what "pulling a calf" means for all my non-ranchy readers. Pulling a calf means exactly that. You loop special chains, rope, twine, or whatever … Continue reading I pulled my first calf!

Nice weather on the ranch

   I ground-drove Georgie outside the pen for the first time yesterday and he did great! That was only the 4th or 5th time hes been ground driven and in just a halter no less.     I looked up from my desk as I was working on my book and saw this bright fellow staring … Continue reading Nice weather on the ranch