Baxter Black: Stupid questions
Who said, “There is no such thing as a stupid question?”
- Is that cow really angry with me for messing with her cute little calf, or is that just a defensive posture she assumes because it is expected of her?
- Did Dad rope that front foot on purpose?
- I had a pickup like that. Have you tried choking it?
- How come the first calf in the crowding alley is turned backwards?
- Did the mill make a mistake, or did you really recommend taking all the grain outta the finish ration?
- I’ve never seen a horse do a complete back flip. Did you teach him that?
- This Elko is quite a place. Which one of you guys is a cowboy poet?
- Why didn’t you quit before you took that last drink?
- That dog in the gate. … is he yours?
- That’s a great tattoo. Were you drunk?
- You don’t see too many left-handed team ropers. You a heeler?
- Does the “NO TRESPASSING” sign mean I can’t hunt on your place?
- Didn’t you know that wire was hot?
- It worked on the scouring pigs, didn’t it? See, I feel better already.
- Sure, I can run one of these. How do you start it?
- Nice dismount. You with the circus?
- Is the Forest Service upping your AUMs this year?
- Do you mean to tell me not one of you top hands can milk a cow?
- $50 on a pair of threes! Were you bluffing?
- Hello. … did I wake you?
- That’s gonna need stitches! Does it hurt?
- How could you possibly have missed that last steer? We would’ve won $1,500!
- I didn’t know you could put a book of cowboy poetry as a ranch expense?
- Did the packer buyer pay you more when you told him they weren’t branded?
- Didn’t you hear me yell “In!” on the black bally and “by,” on the other three?
- Were you scared? Better go back to the house and change.
This year, a handful of Moffat County High School graduates are setting out to carry on the family tradition. From business to education, these students plan to follow in the footsteps their parents and in some cases, grandparents and great-grandparents.