It was a busy day today. It started with getting up early to take the kids into a junior rodeo in town. They both wanted to “mutton bust”, aka ride a sheep out of bucking chute while you hold on to a rigging just like the big boys. James has done this a few times but it was Katy’s first go. James was quite and nervous the whole time we waited for our turn. Katy just wanted to ride and showed not an ounce of fear. Katy checking out the ride and the ride checking out Katy.
James held on the full 8 seconds for a score of 60 and enough for 1st place in his age group. I think only 4 or so kids held on the full 8. He won $27 and you would have thought it was 27 million. As nervous as James was when he hit the ground he bounced up and flew back to the chutes so excited his eyes were spinning. Adrenaline my boy, I understand the love of it very well, and so does your father J In the pic James gets some last second advice from dad. I was so excited just watching and cheering like a wild women( yup i am so one of "those" moms) i did not get any actual "ride" pics.
Marty came back to the house and got the pickup to pull them out. When he and James didn’t come back I called and he said ohh he got the people UN stuck, but while he was backing around he dropped his tire of the edge of the bank. Now Marty was stuck. The people called a mutual friend who brought a tractor to pull Marty out.
In police work we have a saying “no good deed goes unpunished” When Marty got back we both started to say the saying at the same time J Really thou helping a neighbor or a stranger is very much part of small town/rural USA and one of the things I love about living here.