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    Traffic Jam!

    When I moved way out in the desert, didn't think I'd have to worry about traffic jams anymore.

    My wife and I went out for a little plinking in the desert about 5 minutes from the house, and on the way home ran into a huge traffic Jam!

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    Did he honk those horns at you?



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    No honking, but I was wondering if my sheet metal was going to get gored!
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    Ive been watching alot of college football lately, and all that last picture says to me is "Eat mor chiken"

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    The cows are cool, but I'm envious of the plinking grounds 5 minutes from the house.
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    Kind of reminds me of a story back when I was a kid. It's related because we had pastures on both sides of the road, so when my Grandfather said to bring in the cows I did. The problem was there was a bull among them.

    So the cows start crossing the road, but as they do here comes a car. Well sorry, farming comes first. Well this one heifer stopped and sure enough, the bull proceeds to do what a bull is meant to do when on a dairy farm, if you catch my drift. Well he gets all done, the heifer lights up a cigarette, starts puffing away and then sunders out of the road.

    I look at the car and there is these two old women in it with out of state plates with eyes as big as dinner plates. Yeah kind of like that.
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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    As a Midwesterner I could never figure out what the strange iron grating on some freeway on-ramps was for during trips out West. Then I found out they were to trap cattle from being able to wander onto the freeway. That's something you never see back here and something you wouldn't even think of. Never ran into a cattle jam but I did get held up behind sheep crossing the road a couple times while living in Idaho.
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    Neat. Part of country living. Did you help drive them back home?

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    Nah, Didn't help. They had about 10 Cowboys and CowGirls on horseback moving them along.

    Technically, the property I live on is classed as 'Open Range', but I've never seen cows (Or signs of them) around my house. No water for them to drink.

    Did have a problem with wild horses in 2007.

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    Yup. That's my front 'yard'
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    they are fertilizing and mowing the lawn for free, not a bad deal.

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