Friday, February 01, 2013

Rooster Rodeo, Coyote Pass & Bob's Oil Well

February 1, 2013
Much calmer in our chicken coop after Betsy The Chicken Lady and Tom Augherton had a rooster rodeo a couple days ago and carted off four of my five roosters. Lost two hens from over use if you know what I mean and I think you do.

The first of two hens killed "in the line of duty."

  Working on a variety of fronts today. Here's a little study I whipped out this morning before I came into work today.

Daily Whipout #117, "South of Coyote Pass"

Speaking of Coyote Pass west of Beale Springs and Kingman, Arizona, I want to illustrate Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassaday plowing through the back roads of America and on one of their many trips they are driving a 1947 Hudson, I believe it is. Found this old photo on the cover of a new book—"History Along The Way: Stories Beyond The Texas Roadside Markers" by Dan Utley and Cynthia Beeman:

Besides the great service station in the background—Bob's Oil Well—and the two babes on the front fender, is this, in fact a Hudson? I'm not too good on those forties rides. Thanks.

"Neal's soul was wrapped in a fast car, a coast to reach, and a woman at the end."
—Jack Kerouac, "On The Road"