No one eats until
When Cookie calls,
everyone comes a runnin'
Hungry cowboys wait
for no man. They fill their plates, fill their bellies, and then move on
so stragglers can fill their plates
Cowboys eat first,
It's okay to eat
with your fingers. The food is clean
If you're refilling
the coffee cup and someone yells "Man at the pot." You're obliged to
Don't take the last
serving unless your sure you're the last man.
Food left on the
plate is an insult to the cook.
No running or
saddling a horse near the wagon. And when you ride off, always ride down
wind from the wagon.
If you come across
any decent firewood, bring it back to the wagon
Strangers are always
welcome at the wagon.
Did you know?
When Cookie was finished with his work
for the day and before hitting the sack, he would always place the tongue
of the chuck wagon facing north. When the trail master started in
the morning he would look at the tongue and then knew what direction he
would be moving the herd.
Camp Cook Names
Soggy, Pot Russler, Lean Skillet, Old Pud,
Coosie, Old lady, Belly Cheater, Biscuit Roller, Dough Boxer, Dough
Puncher, Greasy Belly, Grub Worm, Gut Robber, Sourdough, and more.
Never trust a skinny cook