Sunday, February 05, 2006
Wind, wheat, beef, Corn
Took me about one more cup of coffee to decide to grab my hand-dandy digital camera and head to Corn, OK, which is about 100 miles flat -- and I mean every word of that -- from where I live north of Oklahoma City.
The pic of the oldtime windmill, used to draw water for livestock, with the new windmills in back, used to generate electricity, is just east and north of Corn, which is 13 miles south of Weatherford, OK, which is about an hour's drive west of the Oklahoma City metro area on Interstate 40.
The closeup of the new windmills is in the same area, along State Highway 54 south of Weatherford and northeast of Corn.
It took forever, seems like, but the past few years, some businesses and researchers have finally done something to harness the natural resource, besides oil and gas -- pronounced "ulngas" -- that Oklahoma! is known for the world over: "wind (that) comes sweepin' down the plain."
I loves me some cows -- young'uns like this baldy stocker on wheat 3 miles due east of Corn, as well as grilled or burgered, don'tcha know.
(Five Coveted Redneck Points [tm] to the one who can tell me why the calf is called a baldy AND tell me a little of the etymology of the word.)
Shot of downtown Corn, population 581.
The biggest thing going in Corn isn't corn -- it's wheat. Corn is in the heart of western Oklahoma's wheat belt.
Those stocker cattle will probably be pulled off the wheat and sent to a feedlot, probably in the Texas Panhandle, for finishing about March 15 if the wheat grower wants to make a crop. If he figures he can make more money sellin' his wheat "wrapped in leather," he'll leave the calves on to graze out the wheat and forget about the combines.
uuuummmmmmm . . . ick. But its the only thing I found.
Teditor gets 3.5 CR Points.
Often termed "black baldy" calf.
The etymology I was looking for was the historical fact that "bald" used to commonly mean "white-headed," which is why our national emblem is the "bald eagle." The national bird ain't skinheaded; it's white-headed.
Definition 6.b. from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913): Zool. Marked with a white spot on the head; bald-faced.
Well, actually, I guess that's not etymology. That's just a dictionary citation. But it's what I was lookin' for.
(Is anybody keepin' up with who has how many Coveted Redneck Points[tm]???)
Nice looking calf. It's good to get out there and have a photo adventure every now and then.
Oh, but if you need a mite of guilt, my widowed friend was at Sunday school and church this morning after losing her husband yesterday morning. It was her turn to usher, and we had communion this morning so she was not going to miss.
Hey! I just heard that that new NFL team is suddenly "right back in the game." The Seahawks done good, apparently.
Sorry to hear about your friend.
But I must correct you. I've kept tabs, and you have 12.5 CRPs. I have 5.5. Dr. Lobo has the most with 7.5 million, but he's a brown-noser, so they don't rightly count.
I couldnt give etymology of baldy because I had to look up what etymology meant, and all I could go by is what I'd heard all my life -- a white-faced cow looks bald. White-footed livestock have "socks," too.
I called my sis, who with her husband ain't much into football or any other sport unless it's a family member playin'. In fact, I used to be so jealous 'cause through family ties -- my brother-in-law's sister is married to a Chiefs executive -- they'd get these fancy-dancy football autographed by all the Chiefs. There on their mantle was a football signed by Derrick Thomas, Neil Smith, Joe Montana and Marcus Allen, and neither dang one of 'em gave a hoot about the ball or who had signed it.
Anywho, I called my sis 'cause I might sneak up to the big city of Elkhart, Kan., to see her youngest daughter at Quiz Bowl competition tomorrow. First thing I asked was, "So, you gettin' ready for the Super Bowl?"
She just giggled. Actually, she and her hubby rented a movie so they'd have something to watch tonight.
Didn't know you loves you some hoopedge or some Bricktown Ballpark action. Figured you as anti-sports as anyone I'd met, save my sissy.
Still, twouldn't be unlike OU fans to jump on and off bandwagons at a moment's notice.
Because Kareem wore glasses, and so did my tall brother -- for the record, Kareem was about 7-foot-2, and my brother is 6-foot-4, but I didn't know the difference -- so that's how I became a Lakers fan.
Then when the Kobe-Shaq battle came and went, and so did Shaq, recognized that the spoiled millionaires just ain' worth it. :-)
"But I must correct you. I've kept tabs, and you have 12.5 CRPs. I have 5.5. Dr. Lobo has the most with 7.5 million, but he's a brown-noser, so they don't rightly count."
Actually Teditor I have a -10 CRPs, so you don't count rightly.
As for "brown-noser"....I know where you live.:}
I've enlightened you on the subject you have no clue about, yet speak on.
What a waste of time. I can see you and your girlfriend RadBarney are hooping it up so I'll see you on my turf.
Every time you go to town you've just gotta stop kickin those skunks around. Say, I think I can set that to music....
"Speaking of points; ER what is the origin of "bald-face lier"?
# posted by drlbojo
# posted by Erudite Redneck
Me neither, just thought I'd ask.
Funy thing is, if he thinks this whole state is a "red" (modern sense) as he is, he's never been east of Choctaw. What a rooster hoover.
I just HATES it when people whip out the Gospel Gun before they've had any holy firearms training. They're usually like Barney F. and his one bullet.
I went to that other site. It ain't my cup o' tea, but I gotta say you're a bit hypocritical here. What he says about the left ain't a whole lot different than what you've posted about the right. He doesn't seem as open to dissenting opinions as you, but that doesn't really excuse the name-calling. As you told Tug - you're better than that.
I link to others whose views are far outside the mainstream, and whose ways of expressing them are offensive to many people, as well.
Thanks for calling me on an inconsistency.
What got my hackles up was the apparent lack of tolerance for dissenting views over there as much as the views themselves.
Why do I have to keep educating you?
Our Last Exchange: My point was that four citations out of tens of thousands do not consitute "throughout" the Bible, not by a longshot.
RV: Lol, those were called examples, genius. I apologize for not having time to scour the Bible to further shut you down.
Leviticus, I dismiss
RV: That's your first mistake. You wanna talk to me about the Bible when you dismiss it? We're off to a great start.
-- until and unless you and everyone else who ever cites it starts citing all the other laws, the dietary restrictions and such.
RV: Dietary restrictions have nothing to do with immoral lifestyles. And Leviticus discusses a major law. WHy dismiss it if you want laws addressed?
Either all have sinned, or all have not. Which is it?
RV: All have sinned. All do not live immoral lifestyles. You're failing to comprehend common sense here. Sins are what we repent of and turn away from. Immoral lifestyles are lived by those who mock God and refuse to turn away from them. Think about it.
Also, people who look for ways to keep people OUT of a relationship with God can't possibly have ever actually met Christ themselves, although they may very well be "religious."
RV: That has absolutely nothing to do with anything we've discussed. I don't recall "looking for ways" to keep anyone out of a relationship with God. You can believe what you want. If you believe you can mock God and dismiss his Word and still have a relationship with him, so be it. You'll find out in the long run.
1. Love God., 2., Love your neighbor as yourself. That's really pretty clear.
RV: That has nothing to do with immoral lifestyles, nor the fact that I'm repulsed by those immoral lifestyles, as is God. You say "Love God." I say "Obey God." Keep His commandments. Obey His laws. I'm sorry you're allergic to that.
You can keep yourself in the hands of an angry God if you like. I know what it is said that Jesus said, and He didn't say anything about homosexuality.
Oh, and don't confuse my position as a defense of homosexuality. It's not that. It's an attack on hatred masquerading as Christianity.
"There's that skunk again!"
If you are a gentile better stick to the New Testament as far as God's law is concerned.
Did you know it is illegal to de-scent a skunk in Oklahoma? Yep, so they won't become part of the pet trade. Know why? Because skunks can't be vaccinated against rabies, and they are the leading population of rabies carriers.
Just thought I'd help enlighten y'all before you kick any more skunks!