I think I mentioned in a previous blog that when I moved back home one of the first things I did was ask Sam to involve me in as much stuff as he could handle (or as much as he thought I could handle).
I had helped Sam one previous time walking fence line in order to repair damage done by; winter storms, fallen trees, dumb cattle, deer, elk and bear…just to name a few. I must have learned just enough because Sam invited me to go along with himself and Mike Buchert. Mike was getting ready to release cattle on some land not too far from the Wauconda Cafe, near the Diamond Bell Ranch & Walker Lake (oddly enough named after Sam’s family).
Mike is a Marine (as most of you know there is no “retired” Marine) and it shows. That man goes determined…I mean everything is seemingly done with purpose. And did I mention stride? Holy smokes, when I worked previously with Sam we kept about the same pace, however with Mike….well let’s just say if I had attempted to keep pace with him, he would have walked my boot heels off and I probably would have had a heart attack.
I had a great time working with these guys and am honored they included me. Hopefully I’ll find myself in their company again.