• Sara Beth Pringle will join the show

Sometimes I wake up in the morning and think, “What do I want to do today?”  It doesn’t take long before I decide.  Today, I will ride my pony Dash.  My name is Sarah Beth Pringle and I am 7 years old.  My pony’s name is Dash.  She is a little, white Shetland Pony.  We do not know how old she is but we guess that she is at least 15 years old.  This summer, we have been working with her a lot.  She is really close to being ready to go on a trail ride with one of our quarter horses.  His name is Hank.  Dash and Hank get along well.  They are in the same pen and like to eat grass.  This is their treat when they are doing what we ask them to do.  I’ve been working with my dad on how to saddle Dash.  I can now do this all by myself!  I can also put the bit in her mouth but I’m not quite tall enough to get the bridle over her ears.  My parents sometimes have to help me with that.  My sister, Taylor (she’s 13), usually rides Hank while Dash and I follow behind.  We’ve ridden around our house, barn, and up/down the driveway.  In a few weeks, we want to take Hank and Dash to Melvern and ride on some of the trails there.  I try to ride Dash every day but sometimes we are busy with baseball/softball games so I have to miss a day.  On those days, I go out and give Dash a few extra scratches and a treat.  I could talk all day about Dash but it’s time for me to go brush her. 


Boys Category Winner this week - Ashley Brown with son, Porter
Some of my own fondest childhood memories are of catching tadpoles at the creek. To be able to pass it on to my son, at the same creek, is really amazing!  Porter Brown 5yrs old)


Goldfinch were seen in the wildflowers at Council Grove City Lake gathering silk from the western salsify or goat's beard. And monarch butterflies were on the milkweed.




Lisa Keith, director of the Emporia Public Zoo, joined What’s in Outdoors this morning to tell of a study the Zoo is part of to determine the range and distribution of ornate box turtles in Kansas.
The yellow bellied slider bears a close resemblance to the ornate!

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