Miss Texas Prison Rodeo 1978: Susie Williams. Scanned from a program from the 47th Annual Texas Prison Rodeo in Huntsville, Texas.
This program was found inside a copy of the record Beyond the Walls 1978 - The Huntsville Rodeo, The Eastham Band, a record of original country and western music recorded and composed by inmates of the Department of Corrections in Huntsville, Texas.
The cover of a program from the 47th Annual Texas Prison Rodeo in Huntsville, Texas.
This was found inside a copy of the record Beyond the Walls 1978 - The Huntsville Rodeo, The Eastham Band, a record of original country and western music recorded and composed by inmates of the Department of Corrections in Huntsville, Texas. I have other records from this series of LPs featuring music performed by prisoners but this is the first time I’ve found a rodeo program.
Today we learned that domestic sheep, unlike their wild cousins, don’t shed their wool each year. It turns out that over 10,000 years of breeding them for their wool has produced sheep whose wool grows all year round. So what happens when a domestic sheep isn’t shorn?
Meet Shrek, a wily Merino sheep in New Zealand who managed to avoid being shorn for 6 years in a row by hiding in a cave each time shearing season arrived. The two photos at the top of this post show you what Shrek looked like when he was finally caught back in 2004. Farmers weren’t even sure he was a sheep when they found him. Shrek was covered in an awesome, if a bit dirty, layer of fleece that weighed a whopping 60 pounds. That’s enough wool to produce 20 men’s suits.
In 2011 Shrek passed away at the impressive old age of 16, leaving the world a more awesome place for having been here.
Artist: Shane Haddy
Manufacturer: Hints and Spices
Reblogged from plastickaiju
Pancake virtuoso Nathan Shields (previously featured here) just whipped up this awesome batch of pancakes depicting each one of Santa’s legendary flying reindeer, including Rudolph and his luminous red nose.
Creating reindeer with pancake batter is no mean feat. They’re even displayed in the order in which Santa Claus calls out their names in “The Night Before Christmas.” We’re going to guess they were happily eaten in that order as well.