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    Default Missing home a little less…

    After three months of putting up hay and a lot of fencing, we’ve started fall work. We have 5 pastures to gather and about 800 cows and calves vaccinate and precondition. This is the part of the job that is all new to me, and the part that I’ve been waiting on like Christmas Morning. Getting to ride everyday and gather these cows in here hills and valleys and watch the sunset. I’m up early everyday and I have no idea when the day will end but I love it nonetheless. I cannot believe I get paid to do this every day. I get to work with some amazing people and ride some incredible horses, and there is so much to learn about working with cows in this part of the country. We moved cows up the highway the other day to the main ranch, and people just drove right on through them, letting them move out the way. For the bigger coal trucks I’d ride ahead and clear a path for them so we can keep the group moving forward. There were a few tourists that drove through and they were bewildered and unsure about what to do with all the cattle on the road.

    Still miss old sc a lot, and all my family and friends, but my boss and his family and the people that work with us make it a lot easier. Montana makes me appreciate the little things back home that seemed small, like the beach, old country stores I used to frequent where I could walk in and always see someone I know, and being just an hour drive from my grandparents. This will also be the first year I wont be spending thanksgiving with my family, but with dad visiting in less than a month and being able to come home for a few weeks at Christmas makes that easier.

    I still pinch myself when I’m on a horse looking over a huge valley watching the sunset and have to remind myself that I am in Montana… it does not get oldAttachment 77777ADE6A091-94D6-4B94-A741-87AC0D201F27.jpgDA89BA0B-22BB-4A91-BE76-E937F0708AF8.jpgF089FD48-E93F-4330-86BD-1AF31E969380.jpg766E5275-4D8D-45D6-AD98-BA4913D864D3.jpg4CB92A7C-3286-4220-AF3D-88D95B677D59.jpg37D63BDE-BA2D-4AA0-96EF-F2F1BFEC4A11.jpg
    i wish a buck was still silver, back when the country was strong

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    Solid
    "I was all night hitting up Los vatos like one of those flamenco matador guys. Cuttin' in real smooth. Generating leads and shit. I'm a dancer, man!" - Albert Torena

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    Very nice.

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    Do it to it son! Imagine the suckers wearing a suit every day for 40 years so that they can retire, buy a place, and pretend to figure out what you already know...

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    I want to be you when I grow up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JABIII View Post
    Do it to it son! Imagine the suckers wearing a suit every day for 40 years so that they can retire, buy a place, and pretend to figure out what you already know...
    I’m one of those suckers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    I want to be you when I grow up.
    I wouldn’t trade my family for anything, but that would be one hell of a consolation prize!
    Them that don't know him won't like him, and them that do sometimes won't know how to take him

    He ain't wrong, he's just different, and his pride won't let him do things to make you think he's right

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    I wish someone would have told me when I was younger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    I want to be you when I grow up.
    I thought you were afraid of horses

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    Very happy for you. Living the life you seek out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntinjunkie View Post
    I thought you were afraid of horses
    Not afraid. Ridden my fair share.

    They’re the dumbest animals on the planet and come with crazy owners. They should be put back into slaughter so they’ll at least have value as a protein source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Not afraid. Ridden my fair share.

    They’re the dumbest animals on the planet and come with crazy owners. They should be put back into slaughter so they’ll at least have value as a protein source.
    That's probably because you were riding the ones in front of Kmart

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    That’s awesome. Enjoy every minute of it.
    Yeah, but do you consider a dog to be a filthy animal? I wouldn't go so far as to call a dog filthy but they're definitely dirty. But, a dog's got personality. Personality goes a long way.


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    Nice David!
    What cool wildlife have you seen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntinjunkie View Post
    That's probably because you were riding the ones in front of Kmart
    Hey. Those ponies are rank. They ain’t for the tenderfoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntinjunkie View Post
    That's probably because you were riding the ones in front of Kmart

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    An incredible experience that you’ll deeply regret when it ends. Enjoy every second of it. I did a couple of similar things after high school, and again after college, and I still think about those days. I wouldn’t hesitate if I could turn back the time machine to my two times in Seattle (before the Libs took over).

    Soak it up!
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    David, enjoy and soak it all up, every last bit of it!
    There will be an OGP longbeard waiting for you upon your return.
    Jane says hello.....
    \"I never saw a wild thing feel sorry for itself. A small bird will drop dead frozen from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.\" <br />D.H. LAWRENCE

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    Dude that's awesome. You have singlehandedly made everyone on this site envious of your experience. Enjoy it enough for the rest of us.

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