"Waiting out the Storm"

18.5"H x 8"W x 8"L


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……………… I walked out of the barn after unsaddling my horse and stood under the overhang.  The rain was starting to come down pretty hard.  ‘I love the smell of a spring rain’, I thought to myself as I walked around the corner to find Bill.  It would be over in 10 minutes as the clouds moved passed, but it was heavy at its peak right now.
     When I got around to where the other horses were tied, I found him standing next to the corral taking a smoke break and just enjoying the afternoon.  Jake was with him as usual, but wasn’t as excited about the April shower as his partner.  Most critters would have found better cover until the weather got better but not Jake; he was happiest being close, hanging out with Bill, and just “Waiting out the storm.”
"Waiting out the Storm"

Bronze Buckle

I think that the little brass plaques look entirely too cheap, so I decided to make something a little more substantial, and usable too; each sculpture will include a bronze buckle with a view of the piece sculpted in relief. The buckles will be numbered with the sculpture, and buckles number 36 and above will be available to purchase separately.


"Table For Two"

7"H x 14"W x 9"L

        

Sittin’ down for a fancy supper when you’re trying to round up strays is as hard to come by as finding those maverick cows that got spread out all winter.  Fortunately though, some fried bacon and a couple of cold biscuits always seem to taste better when shared with a friend; the campfire ain’t quite as lonely when it’s a Table for Two.
"Table For Two"

Bronze Buckle


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"Prairie Alarm Clock"

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It had been a hard round up.  Because of the mild winter, most of the cattle had strayed up into the high country and it had been hard to flush ‘em out from the big pines and junipers.  Boot and I had spent all day pushing them back to the lowlands, but they were restless tonight as they milled around the chaparral and sage waiting to be driven back to the main corrals.  We had gathered together nearly 300 of the cantankerous critters, and taking the first watch at nighthawk was going to be a tricky proposition.  Fortunately, the boss had given me a few hours to rest up before getting back in the saddle and my working partner had agreed to wake me when the sun went down.  The good things about Boot, he never complained about work and made sure we were never late for a job………………  

"Prairie Alarm Clock"

Bronze Buckle

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"Sorcerer's Apprentice"

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Kip was a top hand when it came to working stock.  She had been doing it for years now and always seemed to be in tune with the mood of the heard – focused - better than any of the cow hands.  She always sensed when they were restless and moved amongst them with skill, grace, and care, but Bug on the other hand, was… well… Bug… four legs of calamity and chaos.  It was hard to keep his attention on anything for very long and he was distracted by just about anything that crossed his path.  It was going to be a long time before he matured enough to take his training seriously, and I often wondered if he would ever be able to replace the ageing wizard, or just remain “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”.
"Sorcerer's Apprentice"

Bronze Buckle

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