Out Our Way: Seven shepherds and eight wise leaders
December 27, 2019
Out our way, the impossible is sometimes possible and what cannot happen sometimes does. I remember that day with Charlie on the Tiger Ridge when the cattle were so rangey that they would not bond into a herd. It was late fall and our task was to drive Big Mike's cattle down from the summer pasture where the grass was overgrazed and the reservoir early dry; to the good pasture and water that awaits them in the winter pasture below. Unfortunately, cattle are not overly bright and after a summer roaming fairly free, were less than cooperative.
Usually cattle will stay together,...