Sunday, October 04, 2015

Good morning.

Chilly out there. Just not cold. The calves are happy with the rolled corn twice a day. They should be, I guess. There are some advantages to share cropping for kind. Keeps the costs of ranching down, and allows someone with an interest beyond cattle to farm.

Like to make judgments? Sift the facts and say it happened that way, or this.

Try reading this link and see if justice was done:

Tales of Butler County: Quarrel leads to shooting

Butler County Times Gazette
– ‎Oct 3, 2015‎

On the evening of Jan. 14, 1909, Frank Pennypacker, a prosperous Butler County farmer was shot after arguing with one of his hired hands.

Butler is the county between me and Wichita. El Dorado is/was an oil empire. Leon is now a very small village, the school district is about all that keeps it a village or it’d probably be a memory. It is not in Butler County.

The land between El Dorado and Leon is cattle and oil land. There are a few farms around in the bottom of the chopped up country along the escarpment – El Dorado is about 1500 feet ASL and Leon is around eight hundred. There are plenty of miles long gully’s about that serve as water shed and these are wide enough in many cases to house farms worth having, and that don’t turn to dust in the summer heat.

The story is straight forward, just not all that clear cut to the legal mind of separate actions at separate times.

Oh. And I hope you paid attention to the pictures. Pennypacker’s dates are interesting.

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From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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