Double Down posts from September 2014

Sep 18, 2014 | Posted by John Rice

A favorite thing for me regarding the time I spend in Tuscarora is what seems to be an endless opportunity for something new to do to keep me from doing what I ought to do.  Earlier this summer, a neighbor’s cattle were a fixture in our community. For a few of those days, a large Angus bull took a shine to the shade and the cool grass in our yard. We forged a special relationship.

Now first, yes, I know, as anyone who lives in rural Nevada must know (and accept) that Nevada is a “fence out” state. If you don’t want cows in your yard, then build a good fence. Building fences isn’t a strong suit for me, and the Angus bull made himself at home.

I called my ranching friend and let them know of my problem, and they reminded me that it truly was my problem, not theirs...