Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Fathers Day

Bob Jenkins - 1942 on "Pone"

It has been a busy couple of weeks here - trying to get fence fixed and bulls out between rain storms.   I have enjoyed so much riding with Dad as we sort cows, and put the bulls out to pasture.   I am always the one who is worried that we won't get things done - and he is always the one who keeps assuring me that we will - I guess that confidence comes with time and experience. 

I have always loved the chance to spend time with Dad and the cows - when I was little instead of watching TV we would pull out old Hereford Digests and "place" the cattle in the ad's.  So much of who I am today I owe to him - and his encouragement.  

Here's to all those Ranch Dads - who taught us how to fix fence, rope bulls, tie knots, drive trucks (then get "un-stuck" !) - how know a "good one" - Dad's who hauled our horses and cattle all over the county - who caught our horses when we fell off - and who made us get back in the saddle and never give up !

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