"He taught him horsemanship, archery and how to wield lasso, rein and stirrup, and what and when and how, the rites of of convivial society, of formal ceremony and the symposium; hawking, falconry and how to hunt with the cheetah; what was justice or the lack of it; what the throne and the crown meant; how to deliver orations and how to go to war and lead an army."
The Shahnameh (courtesy of R.A.W.)
Friday, February 08, 2013
We aren't having much of a winter here in western Wyoming, with not nearly as much snow as we've come to expect. While I'm keeping my fingers crossed for major snow storms to hit later on, or a rainy spring, the wildlife sure seem to be benefiting from the mild conditions. These pronghorn antelope appear to be in excellent condition.
But at this time of year, we expect critters to look more like this (Roo the burro):
I've had a busy and somewhat unusual start to 2013. My book, The Guardian Team: On the Job With Rena and Roo, was named Book of the Year by the American Farm Bureau Federation. They flew me to Nashville to receive the award, and sign hundreds of books.
I also got to hang out with Jack Hanna.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Hud the herding dog guards Jim's lunch box. He has nothing else to do this time of year.