The air is crisp, the nights are getting chilly…yes, it’s shipping season! This payday. This is the reward for the long days haying and the longer nights calving. This is why they work on water tanks and build fences and take a spotlight out at 2 am to check first-time heifers.
Because this is not a pile of papers that can sit on a desk from Friday till Monday. These are living, breathing animals, who get sick and need a ‘doctor’ and get hungry and thirsty whether it’s 75 degrees outside or -10 degrees.
And to get a paycheck, the rancher (and his help) must work all year…for this. These few days of busyness that bring the whole years paycheck.
No, the critters themselves aren’t very cute after the first month or so…
But the cowboys are interesting. 🙂
What does fall mean to you?