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Being raised by an Avid Outdoor Sports Writer, it was only natural for me to start our Magazine, Everything Horses and Livestock ®. In my youth, I talked with my father about writing some small books on living off the land in our area and caring for animals.

Out of high school, I gave riding lessons, trained horses, boarded, produced a variety of events and sold items from my own retail business, while also working for others. I wrote articles on proper feeding and horse management for magazines, websites and newsletters. It was very enjoyable to listen to my father edit them for me. He said, “It’s good to write how you feel, what you believe, just get rid of the extra words!” My father and I never got around to writing our booklets before he passed away November 1, 2009. I have many fond memories of my father and our time together. My passion is proper care and feeding of all animals and helping others enjoy their ride. Our family loves to hunt, ride and team rope. Flip through our pages. Enjoy articles, photographs, cartoons, word search, & fun news! This magazine is dedicated to my dad, mom, sisters, husband, son, family, friends, and everyone out there enjoying the ride! ~Jana T. Harrington Barcus He worked at the same publishing company for 62 years.

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donkeys all over. They visit Churches, Daycare centers, Nursing homes and more. Deborah recognizes these sweet creatures move towards the pain of others, they seem to be consoling those that have a need. They walk right to them lay their heads in their laps and snuggle up. I actually witnessed this at Equifest. Spice girl despite her nervousness walked up to a person in a wheel chair and just laid her head in their lap. You could instantly see the Joy that this brought the person. They wanted her to stay there and not leave. It was a heartwarming scene. Deborah has a waiting list for babies that she sells. If you want to get familiar with these lovely creatures reach out to her and she will be happy to talk with you and introduce you to her herd. Every baby she sells helps her keep expenses covered for her service donkeys. Her passion is to bring people joy through the mini- donkey.

I met Deborah Coppock at Equifest 2022. She introduced me to “Spice Girl” a sweet Mini- Donkey that was only 8 months old at the time. We took her from the barn to the main center for a live video interview. This little Donkey was a bit nervous about going across concrete floors, through glass doors, and onto a slick floor threw crowds of people, to the interview booth. She was so trusting she did what we asked. I was surprised at how calm she was under this pressure. She was just a baby, and yet acted better than my own puppy in that situation. Deborah has raised mini donkeys for 22 years. She spent many years before that breaking and training horses. When I asked what made you get into

this business, she said “I met one”. Just like me she walked up to someone that had mini donkeys and she fell in love. These Donkeys are very loyal. As long as you don’t break their trust they will bond to you for life. When she calls them from the pasture, they come running up, talking to her all the way. They make wonderful companions. She cautions, “if you hurt them, they never forget it”. They have a hard time getting over it. Deborah has rescued a few and it can take years to gain their trust. These donkeys come in many colors; Grey, Black, Brown, Spotted, and Red (this is the rarest of colors) Spice Girl is one of 15 mini donkey’s Deborah raises in her small town home in Brighten Mo. Deborah breeds and trains mini donkey’s for the purpose of service. She wants to share them with others and teach about this breed of Donkey. Donkey’s and Mules get a bad rap sometimes. Deborah is showing the world how smart, sweet and great characters they are. Mini-donkeys are not Burro’s, mini donkeys average 36 inches or less in height they are more refined. Where, Burros are larger boned and more rugged looking, they are dessert animals. Mules are totally separate from this species.

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The Lippitt Morgan Horse Registry, Inc.

The Lippitt Morgan Horse Registry, Inc. is a DNA based registry for purebred Lippitt Morgan’s. We are a 501c3 tax status and we graciously accept tax deductible donations. We are NOT a club. We are a Registry, (no salaries). Whose purpose is to protect, preserve and promote the purebred Lippitt Morgan.

Lippitt Morgan’s are the original Morgan Horse and carry today’s highest percentage of Figures (Justin Morgan) blood. We have been line bred for 230 plus years and have NO out crossings in the 19th, 20th and 21rst centuries. Lippitt Morgan’s are listed as Critically Endangered by Livestock Conservancy & Equus Survival Trust, with less than 2000 Lippitt in the USA & Canada. We produce 30-45 foals annually in both USA & Canada. You can NOT “breed up to” a purebred Lippitt. All Lippitt’s must trace to only 25 foundation horses designated by our founders. Once the egg is scrambled you can’t

unscramble it. Other Morgan families can use our stallions to add more type to their horse family. But, we are very protective of our mares, only being bred to Lippitt Stallions. The Lippitt today is a reincarnation of Justin and the early progeny. They have the short cannon bones, shoulder angle, short back (5 vertebrae) and the nerve force of our founder. The Lippitt Morgan can do it all!

Please visit our website for educational and unique sales items.

www.thelippittmorganhorseregistry.org

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him for cavalry service saw negative tendencies quickly wane. He was neither a remarkable physical specimen nor an impressive beauty, unlike several of the mounts of the 7th’s acting commander, Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer. But “handsome is as handsome does” and at 900 pounds, a shade over 15 hands, of claybank dun color, he was a cavalry remount, like the thousands in Army history before him. He would have ample opportunities to prove his mettle. Before long, qualities would emerge which would establish his capacity as a cavalry horse, and beyond that, of a leader’s mount. The best mounts went to the leadership for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was the influence of rank and position. Oftentimes, the officers were the mounted soldiers who would spend the least time with their horses in training, disposing of the many varied tasks that were part of garrison life on the frontier. It was imperative that their mounts be those of quality and substance, requiring the least attention and correction. It soon became apparent that despite his quite ordinary appearance, this gelding was an exceptional animal, destined for the head of the column. He was quiet, but reacted immediately when directed. He was unflappable, yet had an appreciation for urgency that he could seemingly sense from his rider. He may not have been

the fastest of the regimental mounts, but he was high in the order. Having an eye for horses and perceiving such qualities earlier, Captain Myles Keogh, the company commander of the 7th’s I company, purchased him for the considerable sum of $90 or so. Comanche did not take long to be inured to cavalry tasks, always displaying a kind, receptive demeanor. He performed admirably during the many mounted and dismounted drills, conducted with predictable regularity. With practice, he gained an insensitivity to the crack of the carbine or the revolver near his ears and adjusted to the saber scabbard as it rattled against his flank. On the infrequent instances of his unsoundness, a restiveness seen in horses used to hard work was the predictable outcome. He kept well on long campaigns and while traveling by rail as close to the 7th Cavalry’s business as was possible. Many such campaigns were initiated.

the planning for a campaign against the Sioux was in advanced stages. Incident to that campaign, the movement into the southern Montana Territory had a palpable urgency from previous ones. He preferred the head of the column as a contemporary champion racehorse prefers the lead, but willingly served the immediate wish of his master who moved front to rear with regularity. By this time, he had long proven himself in many skirmishes with the Indians, those most exceptional practitioners of horsemanship and mobile warfare. The smell of the red man or his village often had a significant effect on a horse. Some became wild with fear spinning away from the sensing with such violence as to risk unseating even the best rider, who in the US Cavalry service of the day tended to be fewer than more. Sometimes a reasonably green horse would bolt with such a panic that not even a strong man could control, and oftentimes into the very teeth of

Comanche – Forgotten Fort Leavenworth and Fort Riley Veteran?

introduction to Army life and from where the evolutionary process from green mount to seasoned cavalry charger would begin. In the beginning he avoided men, as he moved away from the person inspecting him and his 40 contemporaries, prodded off the train at Fort Leavenworth. Just a short time earlier, he had been a wild horse running free in the vastness of the American west. Sent to transport him to central Kansas, Captain Tom Custer would be seen by him many more times over the next eight years, but at this moment, the horse wanted no part of him or any other soldier. How he came to have an Indian name in a period of hostilities with a number of Plains Indian tribes is somewhat left to conjecture. It might best be attributed to that smug quality inherent in soldiers, then as now, where the injection of a

little subtle humor or double entendre helped maintain a degree of levity in trying circumstances. Another story relates that after a particular early contact with warring Indians in southwestern Kansas, he suffered an arrow embedded in his flank. It is said as the metal arrow point was later removed, he screamed…like a Comanche. Like his namesake, he was initially mistrusting of soldiers having been a victim of rough, insensitive handling from the time of his capture, through his train ride to Saint Louis, on to Leavenworth and ultimately to near what is now Ellis, Kansas, the temporary cantonment of the 7th Cavalry Regiment. Once there, as many before him, he could have made his displeasure known by laying back his ears, or by a shake of his unspectacular head. But the process of preparing

The annals of our history are filled with the names of those exceptional men and women whose exploits in the making of the nation have been so profound as to warrant special remembrance. Far fewer narratives have been written of animals in the service of man who sometimes displayed noble and uplifting qualities that were often human-like in their manifestation. One fitting example was a horse whose life revolved around the regimen that was the US Cavalry in the late 1800s. His name was Comanche. Neither beautiful nor exceptional at first examination, he began his military career little differently than many of his human counterparts, as a confused member of a larger group marked for Army service. Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 1868 would provide his

Into the south to address the injustices of the Ku Klux Clan, east to Kentucky to chase bootleggers for the government and ultimately to Fort Abraham Lincoln in the Dakota Territory where

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the enemy. But not Comanche. His actions demonstrated an equine understanding that the associated smells of an Indian encampment and the transmitted excitement of the men and other horses around him were often related to imminent combat. Its associated confusion, cursing, choking smoke, dust and the crack of weapons fire became known to him. If he remembered the whine of the arrow and the burning pain upon it being embedded in his side years ago, as well as other woundings, his actions in subsequent combat showed no negative tendencies. A horse often evidences high alert by eyes widened, nostrils flared, ears pricked forward at hard attention and a body trembling with nervous excitement and anticipation. So it was with Comanche, but to bolt, or to refuse to advance into the danger when directed, was simply not in his nature. That movement that particular June morning was unusual. Excited but hushed human voices produced perceptible anticipation not only for the soldiers, but for their mounts as well. This march would not be without incident. Was the lack of a saber scabbard against his side on this campaign perceived by him, something to which he had been long accustomed? The brisk pace was faster than usual and after many miles, he began to sweat profusely, his winter coat not yet fully shed out and proving to be a liability despite the morning coolness of early summer in the territory. Near a place called

the Crow’s Nest, he took Keogh quickly to a last meeting with Lieutenant Colonel Custer and stood quietly beside Custer’s Dandy, both held by a single trooper. After the meeting, he carried Keogh back to his troops with part of the regiment already moving off. Sometime thereafter, near the valley of the river, the sound of considerable gunfire erupted to the west. He now carried his rider at the head of his column at speed, along the east side of the Little Bighorn River. A gentle breeze from the northwest would have carried strange odors to his keen sense of smell. The scent of the Indian was everywhere. The pungent odor of a thousand cooking fires, of 20,000 Indian ponies and of several thousand painted men ready for war were carried by the breeze. Was he fearful as he ran to the fight? Perhaps, but run to the fight he did. In moments, he was engulfed in the thick of battle. The impact of the heavy bullet knocked him from his feet, his mass striking the earth with a harsh swiftness. As quickly he was up, dazed as a second and a third bullet caused the dust to fly from his coat. Twice more, whining arrows embedded their wicked, sheet metal heads deep into his muscle. He became dazed and weakened by shock and loss of blood, with likely scant consciousness that Keogh had been unseated, never again to remount. Although the battle raged and although he weakly kicked out at Indian ponies to his rear, for

him the frightening din became muffled and then almost non- existent as he stood, head lowered waiting for death to take his reins. In this state he was found two days later by a relieving column coming from the north. His presence upon the battlefield, proximity to his annihilated unit and multiple wounds gave testimony to his grit. Five US Cavalry companies had followed George Armstrong Custer on this swing to the east toward an attempted crossing of the Little Bighorn River that was repulsed by overwhelming numbers. Shortly thereafter, upon withdrawing to higher ground, Custer was killed with all his men. Comanche remained close at hand, wounded but alive. When found and under most circumstances, he would have been humanely destroyed as other horses were and such action was suggested. However emotion overruled practicality, as the full scope of Custer’s defeat became clear. A reliable account records that as several soldiers approached him, he softly nickered a weak greeting. Comanche’s presence near Last Stand Hill and the fact that he was Keogh’s horse drove the decision to attempt to save him. His wounds were cleaned and dressed and he was evacuated with some 52 men of Reno’s command to the south, which had held off multiple attacks for well-over a full day. For a difficult 15 miles he was walked along the Little Bighorn River to the confluence of the Bighorn where the steamer Far West awaited. He occupied a place of

honor on a deck area stall made for him, padded with prairie grasses, along with 52 seriously wounded troopers also on board for the eventual rush back to Fort Lincoln. That he recovered is remarkable given the year of 1876 and the science of veterinary medicine at the time, but recover he did but with a lameness in his gait that would be with him all his remaining days. Never again would he perform routine tasks as a cavalry horse and he must have appreciated the attention as many came to seek him out both at Fort Lincoln and at his new home later at Fort Riley, Kansas. He participated in many military parades over the years in which he was presented always as the guest of honor. As a measure of respect for him and the fallen, he would be draped in black on each June 25th, the anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn and brought before the regiment. Upon his earlier recovery, a 7th Cavalry order directed that he never again be ridden and be given the full and unfettered access to any area of the post. At the enlisted men’s canteen he would often present himself, gladly accepting a bucket or two of beer to wash down the day’s dust. A trip to the varied manicured areas of the garrison provided a bit of variety from prairie hay. The most hardened combat veteran would find the eyes dampening during regimental formation on the parade field, when on occasion up would limp Comanche to take his position in front of his old company. He must have

realized that he was special, but it was likely beyond his capacity as a horse to understand why.

But his story still awaits closure.

Fifteen years after the Battle of the Little Bighorn his spirit

rejoined his company that he had so reluctantly left on that barren Montana hillside. Thanks to the farsighted vision of a small group of now forgotten US cavalrymen, Comanche’s taxidermy is enshrined at the University of Kansas natural history museum, where it has long been a premier exhibit. Comanche appears much as he did almost 140 years ago… an unimpressive physical specimen, neither beautiful nor exceptional upon first examination. How deceiving looks can be.

Despite individual cavalrymen having recorded his body’s internment at Fort Riley with full military honors in 1891, official US Army records of such have been lost, as well as the location of his burial place. While other cavalry mounts have been memorialized at Fort Riley, there is no such monument to Comanche, the greatest war horse of US Army history. A dedicated few are working to rectify that, to ensure that he is not forgotten by the Army he served so faithfully. Rest well, Comanche. We salute you!

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The task that I was given is to build a Ranch keeping the cowboy world in existence. We all see the Cowboy is fading in our world. Johnson County especially. How many people have ever experienced a life as a Cowboy on a ranch? That is one of the things we are offering the public. People of All ages. LLR ranch is supposed to be a place for the community to come and experience peace, unity and God’s love, in cowboy ranch lifestyle. We will have horses, cattle, Gardens, farm animals of many kinds, Arenas, & trails to ride. Chuck Wagon meals by Fireside, prayer and worship. We will have events for any special occasion. Retreats and/or getaways. The most important thing of course is we will provide our Equine Assisted Learning, Experience Riding Lessons, Life Coaching, Emmanuel prayer and so much more for people to come and experience Jesus’s gift of peace and soul care. I don’t know how this will happen but I know that people will come if we build it. This Ranch that I describe is going to take land that I don’t have, and a lot funds to build that I don’t have. It is way bigger than I am. You know I can’t focus on what I don’t have. God has HIS plan, I’m just an instrument. I personally don’t have but little income today. I am truly living on prayer and faith. I know that nothing is too big for God I’m just like an Ant compared to him. I do know that if he wants Living Life Ranch to be built as I described he will make it happen. His way and in his time. We must be a patient and be good stewards and just stay on the path. We are offering our services at our current location from 9-7 Monday-Saturday for the most part. We do have exceptions. If you or someone you know needs encouragement, peace, a safe place to come too. You can check out our reviews on Google or our website. We are here for you:

“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”

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This verse has been a great reminder for me these past few months. You see, I resigned from the corporate world in January of this year. I am living on my Faith in God that he will guide me and take me down the path he needs me to go. For 35 plus years I have worked for the Telecommunication industry. In 2006 God gave me the vision of Living Life Ranch he is telling me it’s time to move forward. I have not announced this vision to tons of people but a few here and there.

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More Than Opening Gate

“It's grass time; open the gate and turn them out.” That's the way it was for most farmers many years gone by. Today, there's usually a lot more to preparing cattle for summer pasture than just unlatching the barnyard corral. Some ranchers still do the work with horses and lariat ropes but majority of today's cattlemen have working faculties. It's not as true Western romantic but more efficient and likely less stress on both cattle and cowboys. Most cow-calf operators have cattle identified by numbered ear tags, so the right calf must be with their own mama. While families generally stay together, that is not always the case. Youngsters sometimes wander to play around with other calves and must be sorted out from playmates for that motherly love. Certain ranchers tag heifer calves in a certain ear, left or right, and male babies in the opposite. Likewise, depending on management philosophy, cows with heifer calves might be pastured separately from those with boys. Every calf must have specific

health treatments varying according to the operation. Generally, there are a couple of neck pokes vaccinations, one on each side of the neck, Insecticide treatment is often applied in some form whether pour-on, dust or a fly tag in the untagged ear. The little boys have it tougher than their mates as they usually become steers by a cowboy's surgery skills. Implants became a popular growth stimulant several years ago but are controversial today with some believers and other none users. Typically, heifer calves never received a pound-increasing incentive in their ears but that was not always the case either. Momma is not immune from prepasture doctoring with treatments typically not so intensive. There's usually at least one vaccination, certain kinds of insecticide applications and occasionally something else. Replacement heifers require additional attention than the older bovine females. The yearlings are branded on one hip for the year born and the ranch brand on the opposite hip.

They get at least two shots, updated identification tag in left ear and a fly tag in the right ear. Plus, there's pour-on insecticide down the back. Of course, preparing yearlings going onto Flint Hills pasture for efficient summer gains require similar but different preparations. Reminded of Deuteronomy 11:14: “He’ll make sure there’s plenty of grass for your animals.”

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4-H club members and Jane was a club leader. “I was on the fair board for many years,” she said. “I became superintendent of the horse show during the county fair and helped with all of the 4-H activities.” Local youth and others from a wide area benefited from Jane's knowledge improving horsemanship skills and finding horses to ride. Mark and Sara collected local, district and state 4-H awards showing horses. “They were also high-point riders a number of years in the Eastern Kansas Horseman's Association (EKHA),” Jane noted. Jane would occasionally ride in local horse shows and Don even tried it a few times. participants,” Jane said. “We had a '59 pickup to pull the farm stock trailer. All four of us would load into the narrow pickup's front seat with show trophies on the dashboard.” While Jane always liked riding horses whenever she could, Don actually preferred supporting the rest of the family's horse endeavors. “Of course, he helped at the shows and always assisted with upkeep of the saddle club arena,” Jane credited. After their children left home and married, Jane started competing in horse shows more herself. “We had the “Actually, we were more horse show parents than

Arena Dedicated Honoring Lifelong Beloit Horse Enthusiast Jane Wallace

“I got my love for horses from my grandmother and now it's been carried down through four generations.” The lifetime of involvement serving everything horses received appropriate acknowledgment with dedication ceremonies naming The Jane Wallace Arena at Beloit. “I was pleasantly surprised with the recognition even though I don't really deserve any special honor,” Jane Wallace said. Organizer of the Mitchell County Riders saddle club at Beloit, Jane was honored for her longtime club leadership. “Most of the original group are gone now,” Jane admitted. “But I still help out with club activities in what ways I can.”

Actually, Jane was mowing the arena grounds early last week. “There's always upkeep for something like this,” commented Jane, who announces and assists with bookkeeping at several shows annually.. Growing up riding horses on the farm where she still resides, Jane vividly remembers many fond times. “My first horse was actually a pony named Toby. My grandmother had her horse and we rode everywhere together,” then Jane (Thierolf) smiled. Christmas time was extra special for the farm girl-horse lover. “I had a cart and sleigh that Toby would pull with Santa Claus in the parade,” Jane remembered.

When attending her first horse show, Jane recalls getting to hold another rider's horse when there was an emergency on the grounds. “I felt privileged that the owner trusted me just a young girl to care for his horse,” Jane said. Not knowing much about racing events at that time, Jane had another opportunity still close to her heart decades later. “I got to ride an outstanding horse in the pole bending event,” she reflected. “The horse knew the pattern and I just hung on. After that I was completely hooked on horse shows.” Attending Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri, Jane met her future husband Don Wallace. “Don was raised on a farm, and we had our first date riding his horse,” Jane said. With Mitchell County family farming and elevator operations, Jane and Don partnered in the enterprises

raising their children at Beloit.

Association (WKHA) show. Then he was ready to horse show all of the time.” After being organized, Mitchell County Riders' first shows were on property situated by the Wallace farm. “Then the club built a new arena at the Mitchell County Fairgrounds,” Jane said. “It was a nice facility, but had to be moved when the car racetrack was expanded. Fortunately, the county reassembled our arena where it is presently located.”

“Don was more a cattleman than crop producer, but he became a good farmer,” Jane credited. “I always helped with the farming, and also had an upholstery business for 20 years.” Their children Mark and Sara were introduced to horses at an early age. “Mark started riding in local horse shows and before long Sara had to compete too,” Jane said. “Mark won his first trophy for third place at a Western Kansas Horseman's

The Wallace children became

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good horses, actually going to waste not being used, and I really enjoyed showing,” she said. Close to Jane's heart is that the family trained their own winning horses and even raised some of their best mounts. “We couldn't afford high priced horses or trainers, so we made do with what we had,” Jane noted. “Not bragging, but we fortunately had several top pleasure horses as well as some great speed event competitors.” Soon her grandchildren became involved in horse competition as well. “Sara's daughter DJ enjoyed competing and was a great rider,” Jane said. “Sarah, DJ and I went to shows together for a time, and DJ was crowned the Junction City Rodeo Queen.”

PA (physician's assistant) and works in that profession. While Jane's children and grandchildren did not live at Beloit, horse shows always brought them together. “I looked forward to the weekends where all of my family gathered to compete at horse shows,” Jane said. “That even became more special after Don's passing.” Jane and her children have served numerous EKHA leadership roles. Sara (Prochaska) was president several terms while she and Mark were long responsible for hauling equipment to shows. At the annual EKHA year-end banquet, the Wallace family annually received many age division high-point and event awards. “I was even fortunate enough to win several nice trophies throughout the years,” Jane appreciated. While Jane no longer rides, her horse enthusiasm continues and several family members are still regular horse show competitors. “There's nothing like the outside of a horse for the inside of a person,” it has often been quoted. Jane Wallace agrees. “I can't think of anything better to carry on a family tradition than riding and showing horses.”

It was a heartbreak loss for the entire family when DJ passed from a tragic automobile accident. Sara, who specializes in making Western chaps, has continued sponsoring the Junction City Rodeo Queen Pageant in DJ's memory. Mark's daughters Sierra and Brooke continued their horse family tradition. “They were successful riding in 4-H and EKHA shows collecting many awards,” Jane said. “Brooke was Miss Rodeo Kansas and competed at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant in Las Vegas.” Jane noted. “Then Brooke was crowned Miss Rodeo USA and traveled around the country representing that association.” Brooke now has her own Twisted X brand making rodeo queen clothing. Sierra has completed her degree as a

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Some Fun Stuff! Instructions for Maze & Wordsearch for iPhone:

Press and hold down on image. Select show text in the window. Tap pencil at top. Tap form of pencil at bottom. Select width of line also. Then start drawing!

Help Blue Find all the Hidden Words!

Crazy Fact!

Can You Believe It! Did you know that Nasturtiums are not only beautiful but edible? The flower leaves and seed pods bring a spicy flavor to salads and beauty to your plate! They also attract butterflies and humming birds to you garden! They are not nasti-urtiuns at all! They are quite a flavorful treat!

Horses have the biggest eye of any land mammal?

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Jokes By Oscar: What did the Dr tell the pony who had a sore throat?

You're fine, you're just a little horse!”

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