Wreck at Trout Creek The Story of Skeeter and Bill
Bill Mooney buckaroo’d on the Spanish Ranch for 4 years, I believe, in the 1970’s. The Spanish Ranch, part of the Ellison, was a big outfit, running to a million and a half acres. Being a buckaroo can be tough work. You ride many different horses and there is a wide variety of work to do. Most days are spent horseback. As a matter of fact, Bill once wrote that he mounted a horse 320 days one year. To learn more about Bill’s career as a cowboy, listen to our first podcast with him.
As with many cowboys, there is a favorite horse, or a favorite story, or even a favorite boss. Bill Mooney had all these and a whole lot more. In the episode of Tales from the Moon Man (My nickname for this series – I just made it up right now. Pretty quick aren’t I?), Bill tells the story of the Wreck at Trout Creek with Skeeter and Bill.
Long-time listeners will notice I’ve added a little music for dramatic effect. It would be great to have your input on how you feel it adds or detracts from the story.
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