EMIL REDMON'S COW
Stories From the Farm and Ranch






New to the collection—a big handful of colorful stories from "Dawson, Holenbeck, and Hund."







The number of stories available from each person is indicated in parenthesis. Click on the individual's name to hear more.




Martin Gnadt: Sonny Boy (4)
Alma, Kansas, 2017


Bill Brethour: Milk Fever (6)
Alma, Kansas, 2018


Gene Barr: Bachelors and Burning (3)
Morris County, Kansas, 2019


Jackie Hett: Pulling Calves (4)
Marion County, Kansas, 2019


Kenny Stahl: Cowboyin' and Stuff (8)
Strong City, Kansas, 2019


Pat Sauble: Open Range (1)
Newton, Kansas, 2019


Bill Schwalm: Moving Cattle (1)
Alma, Kansas, 2018


Tom Burton: Five and a Half Days (4)
Matfield Green, Kansas, 2019


Tony Meseke: Go Devil (8)
Volland, Kansas, 2019


Gary Schultz: Sale Barn Wisdom (5)
Alma, Kansas, 2019


Evelyn Zeckser and Mary Schultz: Laundry Day (5)
Alma, Kansas, 2019


Louis Surber: Broken Strings (3)
Eureka, Kansas, 2019


Paul Seeley: Seventy-five Miles (4)
Eureka, Kansas, 2019


Marcia and Wayne Bailey: Rancher/Cowboy (4)
Matfield Green, Kansas, 2019


Annie Wilson: The Dog that Stood in the Gate (1)
More from Annie coming soon!


Dennis Hague and Piper Hayes: A Good Hand (3)
Matfield Green, Kansas, 2019


Bev Walker Hedrick: Bib Overalls (2)
Matfield Green, Kansas, 2019


Jim Hoy: Buckshot (9)
Cassoday, Kansas, 2020


Clint Huntington: Twenty-five Minutes (4)
Eureka, Kansas, 2021


Cleo Schultz: Rodeo Tales (3)
Alma, Kansas, 2021


Bobby Meseke: Piss and Vinegar (3)
Alma, Kansas, 2021








Pandemic Follow-up Series
Created in partnership with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Josh, Gwen, and Josie Hoy  •  Jim Hoy  •  Bill Brethour
Evelyn Zeckser and John Hund  •  Dennis Hague and Piper Hayes







The number of stories available from each person is indicated in parenthesis. Click on the individual's name to hear more.




Donita Rogers: The Mailbox Man (7)
Strong City, Kansas, 2021


Irlene Huntington: Don't Forget (3)
Greenwood County, Kansas, 2021


Carol Feyh and Carol Michaelis: Just What You Did (5)
McFarland, Kansas, 2021


Irene Thoes: Had to be Done (5)
Wamego, Kansas, 2021


Eula Barrett: Shorty (6)
Chase County, Kansas, 2021


Jackie Seeley: My Inspiration (4)
Eureka, Kansas, 2021


Pat Surber: Cowboy Beans (7)
Eureka, Kansas, 2021


Wayne Bailey and Clint Huntington: It's Wayne!
It is fun to hear the same story from different perspectives.


Betty Brungardt: The Dirty Thirties (1)
Catharine, Kansas, 1985



Ivan and Jeanie Seele: No One Was Bored (16)
Alma, Kansas, 2022


Dawson, Holenbeck, and Hund: Dusty (15)
Alma, Kansas, 2023


Lanny Ellis: The Picture (6)
Alma, Kansas, 2023


Lesline and Bowen: Big as a Bedsheet (14)
Alma, Kansas, 2022


Bill Sproul: The Great Horned Buffet (3)
Sedan, Kansas, 2024


 
 










A Conversation with Bill Haw
Filmed for the Pioneer Bluffs Center for Flint Hills Ranching Heritage.









In partnership with Pioneer Bluffs Flinthills Ranching Heritage Center, we were awarded a generous grant from the Trusler Foundation of Emporia, Kansas, to record twenty subjects. The effort resulted in the most stories we've collected in a single push!

We are behind on editing. We prioritized publishing one example from each storyteller. As the complete collection of stories from an individual becomes available, their name will change to a link.





Glenn and Virginia Czirr: Rocket Eighty-Eight
Alma, Kansas, 2023


John Wilson: Eunice Young
Matfield Green, Kansas, 2023


Bobby Hammond: Rest Up
Emporia, Kansas, 2023


Bill Browning: Antenna
Matfield Green, Kansas, 2023


Sylvia Brethour: A Makeshift Situation
Maple Hill, Kansas, 2023


Jimmy Craig: Tall Mike Johnson
Overland Park, Kansas, 2023


Harry Whitney: The Flashlight
Alma, Kansas, 2023


Dick Poovey: Old Dusty
Alma, Kansas, 2023


Charlie White: I Made My Mark
Wamego, Kansas, 2023


Dan Nurnberg: Gates
Saffordville, Kansas, 2023


Rich Porter: Out of Control
Reading, Kansas, 2023


Frank and Margaret Mary Buchman: Wannabe Cowboy
Alma, Kansas, 2023


Verne Claussen: A Dollar Seventy-Five
Alma, Kansas, 2023


Mel Stout: The Hill Farm
Alma, Kansas, 2023


Bill Hatcher: A Late Burn
Strong City, Kansas, 2023


Gary Rieck: Seventy Years
Osage County, Kansas, 2023


Milton Claassen: Unraked Hay
Newton, Kansas, 2023


Jim Mertz: One Hundred Strands of String
Alma, Kansas, 2023


Farabi, Dillinghams, Diepenbrocks,
and Redmons: Just Shoot 'em!

Wabaunsee County, Kansas, 2023


 
 


 
 






In partnership with Ranchland Trust of Kansas, we were awarded a Cultural Preservation Grant from Humanities Kansas—to collect more good stories while exploring the timely and important topic of grassland conservation. The conservation conversations, longer in format, are presented here. The shorter stories will trickle into the sections above as we begin to clear our editing backlog.



Glenn Walker: That Mile and a Half
Brookville, Kansas, 2024


Matt and Tom Perrier: About All That's Left
Greenwood County, Kansas, 2024


Bill Sproul: A Pair of Gloves and a Shovel
Sedan, Kansas, 2024


Heather Fuesz and Irlene Huntington: There's a Reason Why
Eureka, Kansas, 2024
COMING JUNE 13, 2024







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Grant funded segments:

TALLGRASS TALES
Filmed in collaboration with Pioneer Bluffs and the Wabaunsee County Historical Society and Museum. Funded in large part by Humanities Kansas.

Gene Barr; Jackie Hett; Kenny Stahl; Pat Sauble; Tom Burton; Tony Meseke; Gary Schultz; Evelyn Zeckser and Mary Schultz; Lois Surber; Paul Seeley; Martcia and Wayne Bailey; Annie Wilson; Dennis Hague and Piper Hayes; and Bev Walker Hedrick

WOMEN OF THE FLINT HILLS
Filmed in collaboration with Pioneer Bluffs and the Wabaunsee County Historical Society and Museum. Funded in large part by Humanities Kansas.

Donita Rogers; Irlene Huntington; Carol Feyh and Carol Michaelis; Irene Thoes; Eula Barrett; Jackie Seeley; and Pat Surber

WISDOM KEEPERS
Filmed in collaboration with Pioneer Bluffs and the Wabaunsee County Historical Society and Museum. Funded in large part by the Trusler Trusler Foundation with additional financial support from the Wabaunsee County Historical Society and Museum.

Glenn and Virginia Czirr; John WIlson; Bobby Hammond; Bill Browning; Sylvia Brethour; Jimmy Craig; Harry Whitney; Dick Poovey; Charlie White; Dan Nurnberg; Rich Porter; Frank and Margaret Mary Buckman; Verne Claussen; Mel Stout; Bill Hatcher; Gary Rieck; Milton Claussen; Jim Mertz; and group Farabi, Dillingham, Diepenbrock, Redmon

GRASSLAND CONSERVATION SERIES
Filmed in collaboration with Ranchland Trust of Kansas. Funded in large part by Humanities Kansas.

Glenn Walker; Bill Sproul; Matt and Tom Perrier; and Heather Fuesz and Irlene Huntington







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