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Messages from the Past

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By contributing writer Jerry Williams
On or about January 4th, 2010 a King County ranch foreman shot 51 buffalo that had strayed off the QB Pasture Reserve. A neighboring ranch foreman was charged with a thirddegree felony punishable by two to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. http://www.gosanangelo. com/news/2010/mar/13/man-to-betried-
tuesday-for-killing-51-buffalo/. The Texas Bison Association was shocked and campaigned for new legislation. Now for first time bison  are protected by the Texas Estray Law authored by Sen. Craig Estes of Wichita Falls. Gov. Rick Perry signed the bill into law on May 10, 2013.
Bison once numbered in the tens of millions and were an integral part of the sustenance of the American Indian and later businessmen profited from the buffalo in their commercial enterprises. “The four main herds of buffalo in Texas migrated from northern Montana and entered Texas between the 99th and 101st meridians on established trails,” according to https://www.tshaonline. org/handbook/online/articles/tcb02. This location translates to points on County Rd B northwest of Perryton, TX, (101st meridian) and points along County Rd 126 E north east of Vernon, TX (99th meridian).
In the late 1870s and early 1880s Henrietta, TX, was a buffalo hunting center. The Old Buffalo Road ran from Cottle and Foard counties to Henrietta where Sam Satterfield had a buffalo hide storage yard that was a half mile long.

To read more pick up the March 2014 issue of North Texas Farm & Ranch.

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  1. Sam Satterfield

    January 31, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Is this Sam Houston Satterfield of Henrietta, Texas? He owned and ran a drug store in Henrietta until it closed due to depression in 1929? He is burried in Hope Cemetary in Henrietta and is my father.
    —Sam Satterfield, Jr. (83)
    615.498.6594 cell/text phone
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The Garden Guy

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By Norman Winter | Horticulturist, Author, Speaker

It’s planting season for many and verbenas are high on the list. We had just fallen in love with Superbena Imperial Blue verbena and piled on a bunch of awards then, stop the presses! It has a new name which is now Superbena Cobalt. Not sure if this would be similar to Shakespeare’s ‘What’s in a name?’ scenario but one thing is for certain, it is even better than ‘The Garden Guy’ thought.

This year a cold spell of a few nights had ‘The Garden Guy’ moving containers to the garage for a series of nights in the mid-teens. It was about five nights straight, when they were afforded protection. Several of these containers had Superbena Cobalt verbena. There were three other containers of verbenas on the hillside that I did not move. All of them are now in a stage of riotous bloom.

To read more, pick up a copy of the May issue of NTFR magazine. To subscribe by mail, call 940-872-5922.

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Parting Shot: Dogs, Pigs, Goats, Oh My!

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By Jelly Cocanougher

What an extraordinary end to the Wise County Youth Fair – a fantastic opportunity for the Heart of a Champion participants to show. From rabbits to lambs, to pigs to dogs – we’ve seen it all. Through this unique event, the Heart of a Champion Livestock show aimed to promote confidence, friendship, and a sense of accomplishment within our amazing community. Everyone worked tirelessly to create an environment that fosters growth, camaraderie, and a shared passion for agriculture. Until next year!

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Grazing North Texas: Rescuegrass

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By Tony Dean, [email protected]

If moisture is adequate, there are several winter annual grasses that dominate the landscape during early spring in Texas. One of the most common is Rescuegrass.

This winter annual is native to South America but grows over much of the United States and can be found in all ecoregions of Texas. Rescuegrass is easily recognized by its flat seed head.
Numerous seed heads produce seed that is transported by animals and can quickly spread to other areas.

To read more, pick up a copy of the April issue of NTFR magazine. To subscribe by mail, call 940-872-5922.

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