A couple years ago I had the chance to work on the ranch, almost full time. We had a crew of four most of the time. Nancy, Marge, Butch, Charles and me. That’s who you see in the picture. You don’t see Nancy cause she was taking the picture. It was a lot of work and long days in the saddle, but we had a great time and became pretty good friends.
Marge was living a dream she had, had for years as a young girl and here she was working on a cow outfit. She became a “hand” that year. Being sent out on her own to cover her own section of country and never missed a cow.
Thing have changed a bit around here on the ranch. Butch has moved on to work for another ranch south of us. We don’t seem him much at all these days and I know he don’t even know how to turn a computer on. So, chances are pretty good he will never see this blog.
Butch and I spent a lot of time together over the years, looking for cattle, moving cattle and checking country. I have been with Butch on a couple of occasions when he has gotten in a wreck with horses. Once I watch as his horse bucked him off into a barbwire fence. He was pretty scratched up, but he got back on his horse and we finished the days work. I was there when his best dog, Shadow died. Was a sad morning. But, after the got her taken care of, he finished the day. We did a lot of things together that year, saw a lot of country and told a lot of stories.
The hardest working couple in the cow business, in my opinion, is Charles and Nancy. Charles always had a story; they were good ones, and Nancy a smile.
Things have changed for sure, but time has a way of doing that to a guy.
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