I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. (J.R.R.Tolkien, The Two Towers)

When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force.

Marko Kloos "Why the Gun is Civilization"

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Cattle Drive (AGAIN)

Spent a good 2 hours in the early AM this morning running down and herding some longhorn cattle that got out 3 times. The first 2 times they were on the 4 lane right next to where they broke the fence down and herding them back was fairly simple. The 3rd time we got a call that they were on the other side of town about 3 miles from where they got out. We spent 30-45 minutes looking for them before we found them trotting down the middle of a street in town. If you had been in Coeburn last night around 2 AM with a camcorder you would have gotten some good footage of two cop cars herding 3 longhorns up the back streets of Coeburn and down the 4 lane highway.

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3 Comments:

At 3:42 PM, Blogger dragonfly183 said...

Hehehe, I would have liked to see that :). i got to herd cattle one. They weren't long horns. There were some cattle in a field near my parents house and one morning we woke up and they were all over the place. I herded them on horse back though.

 
At 1:03 AM, Blogger Laura said...

I've always enjoyed herding cattle (on foot, mostly) but I never had to face a longhorn. Most of ours had no horns at all.

 
At 8:38 AM, Blogger H. Stallard said...

The longhorns were actually much easier to herd than the herefords and holsteins that got out a couple of summers ago. They were really difficult to herd because they each went their own way. The longhorns followed each other so all we had to do was make sure the lead longhorn was headed in the correct direction.

 

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