• Outdoor

    Confessions of a Hunter

    By Andy AndersonI was deer hunting for the week at the lease, but didn’t have much as far as a camp was concerned. I had converted the bed of my pickup into a tent of [...]
  • Farm & Ranch

    Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch…

    By Rayford Pullen, rcpullen@yahoo.com Summertime in Texas is the time when we get so hot, we wonder why we call Texas home, but then we remember that it was six degrees below zero about 80 [...]
  • Farm & Ranch

    Miss Rodeo North Texas: Kendall Pearse

    Rodeo involves livestock, dirt and grit, meaning it is almost guaranteed to be dusty and smelly, not unlike its working ranch roots. Fortunately, there is the rodeo queen who brings charm, elegance and beauty to [...]
  • Outdoor

    Parting Shot

    By Jelly Cocanougher A watchful eye glares past the standing bugs that fly through the stagnant spring air. To the low hills that move beyond the cattle grazing a few feet away, he watches his [...]
  • Country Lifestyles

    Beef vs. Alternative-Source Proteins

    By Martha Crump | marthacrump@comcell.net Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and a billionaire philanthropist is making news again involving the agricultural community. In a recent interview with MIT Technology Review, he stated,“…all rich countries should [...]
  • Country Lifestyles

    On the Road with Dave Alexander

    Probably one of the hardest hit industries during the pandemic of 2020 here in North Texas has been our live-music venues. There isn’t much one can do if your livelihood consists primarily upon the gathering [...]
  • Country Lifestyles

    Beyond the Beef: Cattle By-products, Part 3

    When many think of the word beef, they conjure up images of the meat a beef animal produces. While each animal does provide enough steak and hamburger meat to feed roughly 860 people half pound [...]
  • Country Lifestyles

    When a City Girl Goes Country

    By Annette Bridges Are there things you never thought you could do? Things you never even dreamed you would do? I can honestly say when I was a kid I never dreamed of being a [...]
  • Country Lifestyles

    Lacey’s Pantry

    By Lacey Newlin IngredientsFor the cake• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour• 1 teaspoon baking powder• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda• 1/4 teaspoon salt• 1 cup granulated sugar, divided• 5 large eggs, separated• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract• [...]
  • Equine

    Common Skin Equine Tumors

    By Dr. Garrett Metcalf, DVM It is rather common for horses to have skin issues but what is causing this issue can sometimes be neoplastic growths or tumors that can be rather serious. Skin is [...]
  • Country Lifestyles

    Jesses Jewelz

    April showers bring May flowers, along with dresses, bold colors and embroidery. I’m ready for the spring collections and flowy colorful pieces. This dress is perfect for so many occasions, from weddings to beach trips, [...]
  • Equine

    A Barrel Racer’s Benefit

    By Krista Lucas The rodeo family is always one to step up when someone is in need, especially one of their own. This includes barrel racers, and recently one of North Texas’ own experienced the [...]
  • Farm & Ranch

    Freedom and Whisky

    By Nikolyn Williams “When it’s not always raining there will be days like this.” – Van Morrison Sometimes in agriculture, we become programmed to always portray the beautiful cows on green pastures under blue skies [...]
  • Farm & Ranch

    Bull Fertility Following Cold Weather

    By Barry Whitworth, DVM / Area Food/Animal Quality and Health Specialist for Eastern Oklahoma The arctic blast that blanketed the state February affected many livestock producers. With the extreme cold temperatures increasing nutritional requirements of [...]
  • Outdoor

    The Garden Guy

    By Norman Winter | Horticulturist, Author, Speaker Petunias for pollinators, could be paradise, at least it seems this way at The Garden Guy’s house. First off, my wife Jan and I are having the most [...]

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