The Mutton Bustin' Season Is Officially Open

It's that time of year again, when small hapless children have their skulls driven deep into the dirt by disdainful mutton. And then we laugh at them (the children). But we're not merely laughing at pain in a public setting. No, we're also celebrating mutton. Look at the disdainful expression on the beast above. You really think he doesn't know what he's just accomplished? He isn't admiring his handiwork? Oh, he is. If there's one great thing that woolly fiend will ever do in its short, miserable existence as chattel, it is what he has done just there.

We hope to see more of his kind at:

—Mustang Days on June 20 in Lovell, Wyo.

—the Friday night summer series through Aug. 26 at the BR Lightning Ranch in Pipe Creek, Texas.

— the "Hundred Acres" ranch every summer Friday at 6 p.m. starting June 24 in Linda, Calif.

—Middletown Days celebration on June 18 and 19 in Middletown, Calif.

—Pete Knight Days annual rodeo on June 17 to 19 in Crossfield, AB, Canada

—the 2011 Alamosa Round-Up from June 21-26 at the Alamosa Rodeo Grounds in Alamosa, Colo.

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