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Out Our Way: The chuckle-head maverick

3 John 11 — ‘Beloved, do not imitate what is evil but imitate what is good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.’

Out our way, one of the realities we face is that calves stray and get lost. Charlie and I often find them in the most unexpected places — wandering about far from the herd and without a clue as to where they are. Granted, open range grazing is no longer the norm and most cattle are raised within fenced pastures so they can’t wander too far from the herd — but remember that we still have mountain lions roaming the area and a barbed wire fence isn’t going to keep them out. Coyotes roam the area as well and a pack could easily bring down a stray calf. There is safety in numbers and a...


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