Was thinking about some of the jobs I have had in the past and thought I would share this summer job I had when I was in school. I got a job working on a small ranch (17,000 acres) about 20 miles out of town.
Spent my first summer there as a general ranch hand changed water put up hay worked cattle and I swear fixed every inch of fence on that place.
Now a short story about that. Once they dropped me off to walk a fence line it started about 5 miles from the ranch house and wandered cross county for about 10 miles. It was the middle of July and was around 100 degrees and when they dropped me off they said If they had time they would park a pickup at the other end for me to drive back in...well you guessed it got done and no truck! had to walk back and when I got back they were mad at how long it had took me until I explained the situation to them.
One other time we after we had branded we were driving the cattle up the road to pasture and myself and one of the owners sons were riding drag and some people from a state south of Oregon pulled up in their fancy car eyes as big as saucers and asked me if I was a real cowboy! Now you have to understand that we had just spent two days working cattle so we were hot tired and our feet hurt so we had on tennis shoes no chaps ball caps not even close to looking like a cowboy. Well I was nice and told them that at that time yes I was on a horse herding cattle so they could say that I was a cowboy...Pleased them greatly!
So as the saying goes
It is what it is Rod