“Fences make good neighbors.”
We’ve all heard that adage, and when it comes to running livestock, it’s never more true!!!
Escapee cows/calves/steers/bulls cost us lots of man hours. Whether its through neglect, age, wildlife, nature, or just obstinate critters, fences beg for work constantly. Brandon has been fighting fence and escapees for the past few days. He would fix it, block the deep draw, tighten the wires here and there, and the next day, we would have cattle on the neighbors.
Today he asked for help digging some cows out of the brush, and Daniel and I obliged. It was a quick trip on the side by side and 4 wheeler… with Tuff and Eden along, the cows were lined out and headed back with only a short major spurt of huffing and puffing on my part. I had volunteered to follow the pairs through the brush patch while Daniel cut them off from going the wrong way on the far side. I took 10 steps and realized I’d left my camera in the Rhino.
Well, believe me when I said it was pretty down there, not counting the cobwebs and deadfall and houndstongue!
I did manage a quick snap of Eden as we reached the top again.