Sunday, March 9, 2008

Looking For Strays Takes Good Eyes

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I have traveled all over Texas and seen many ranches - large and small. I cannot imagine caring for cattle on thousands of acres. The logistics of keeping track of so many animals boggles the mind - even with today's machined innovations. But can you imagine doing it a hundred years ago from the back of a horse? I have lost cows on our little ranch. They have calved in a draw or behind a clump of cedars - and if they are still and quiet, we can't find them.
Before we had the luxury of 4-wheelers, trucks and airplanes, cattle were on their own to follow Mother Nature and when it was time to round them up, cowboys had to be hardy souls to not only to know where to look, but to also be able to persuade the reluctant to join the rest of the herd.
This cowboy has the advantage of a high point of view. I like that point of view, myself...
Proverbs 5:21
For a man's ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all his paths.

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