HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY
From All of Us,
Lowery Leather & Crafts, Inc.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.
We here at Lowery Leather would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!!
I ain’t much good at prayin’, and you may not know me, Lord-
I ain’t much seen in churches where they preach Thy Holy Word,
But you may have observed me out here on the lonely plains,
A-looking after cattle, feelin thankful when it rains,
Admirin’ Thy great handiwork, the miracle of grass,
Aware of thy kind spirit in the way it comes to pass
That hired men on horseback and the livestock that we tend
Can look up at the stars at night and know we’ve got a Friend.
So here’s ol’ Christmas comin’ on, remindin’ us again
Of Him whose coming brought good will into the hearts of men
A cowboy ain’t no preacher, Lord, but if you’ll hear my prayer,
I’ll ask as good as we have got for all men everywhere.
Don’t let no hearts be bitter, Lord; don’t let no child be cold.
Make easy beds for them that’s sick, and them that’s weak and old.
Let kindness bless the trail we ride, no matter what we’re after,
And sorta keep us on Your side, in tears as well as laughter.
I’ve seen old cows a-starvin’, and it ain’t no happy sight;
Please don’t leave no one hungry, Lord, on Thy good Christmas Night,
No man, no child, no woman, and no critter on four feet-
I’ll aim to do my best to help You find ’em chuck to eat.
I’m just a sinful cowpoke, Lord -ain’t got no business prayin’ –
But still I hope You’ll ketch a word or two what I am sayin’
We speak of Merry Christmas, Lord – I reckon You’ll agree
There ain’t no Merry Christmas for nobody that ain’t free.
So one thing more I’ll ask You, Lord, just help us what you can,
To save some seed for freedom for the future sons of man!
FRONTIER RECIPE WEEK, Part I
If you haven’t checked in recently, this is Frontier Recipe Week, Part I. Here is another one of those interesting recipes from that collection.
I know, I know.. you were recently wondering what to do with that left over beaver tail you have hangin’ out in your freezer. Well wonder no more! Here’s a recipe just for that!
FRONTIER RECIPE WEEK Part I
In my grandmothers pantry I found a some newspaper clipped recipes. For the sake of conversation we’ll call them “Frontier Recipes”. These recipes date back to the late 1880’s to the around 1940. During that time, it is without argument considered, not always easy livin’ . There wasn’t a Wal-Mart down the street, or a convenience store on every corner you could pop in to get what you were lackin’. You had what you had, and you made what you had work. You used what was available, and were glad ya had it to use. Some of these recipes you will find rather interesting to say the least, and others you’re definitely going to turn your nose up at I’m sure! So we’ll call this Frontier Recipe Week Part 1… enjoy!
Now I don’t know about you, but, the western world means that all is right with the world. The cows are grazing, the horses are frolicking, and the garden in bountiful. But outside this “greener pastures factor” lies the cyberworld. This is a world that is touched by many, and read by almost everyone. Information is well sought after, good reads just waiting to be read, worldly news is consumed, and well some true knee-jerkers are soaked up. And for some, the ends to the means of the health (cash flow) of their business. All hail the all mighty internet!