Cowboy hats, ball caps, wild rag scarves tied in place around their necks.
Waves from pick up trucks – A tradition they hang on to even if the newcomers
don’t get it.
Worn leather gloves, pearl snap shirts, boots, spurs of all makes and models.
Stock trailers with a loose horse or two tacked up and ready to ride.
The jingling of spurs following you into the general store, restaurant or bar.
A warm honest smile asking you how your day is going and listening to your
Everyday is a work day. Unless there is a family gathering.
Families come before the cows.
“If you’re not learning, you’re not working hard enough.”
“Start each day with a good breakfast. Never know when the next meal will be.”
Easy smiles with quick laughter, usually at something stupid they did that day or
No matter the weather or a sickness the job will get done. Be it calving, fencing,
feeding or bucking bales.
Barb wire, fence stretchers, a stay or two, T posts and an irrigation shovel litter
the beds of pick-ups.
Strong calloused, swollen hands with palms smooth as leather, emitting the
Knowing he will come home at night with the same warm smile he left with.