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My iPhone buzzed with a text message. It read, “What you decide on chicken coop?” The phone rang an hour later and I sent the call to voicemail. Later, when I read the transcript, it said, “This is, um, Eric – the chickn’ coop guy – um, wondering if I can deliver it today.” There were also two emails, “Wondering if you want this chickn’ coop. Plz respond.”

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This is my wife. She does the books.
I do the important stuff,
Like mend the fence and check the cows.
She makes sure the income’s enough

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I was up on the mountain checking fences and water troughs before we moved the cows from one unit to the next.

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“Hello. Is this the vet clinic?” Buck wasn’t completely sure because the last time he’d called the veterinarian was when his 30-year-old mare was born.

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If you’re tired of defending the ranching profession to the non-meat-eating masses, fear not. There’s a vast throng of meat eaters building in your corner.

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Summer is a time when other professions take vacations, but universally, it's also the season of backyard barbeques – which means yard work.

Here's the deal with yard work to a cowboy: What's the point?

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