You Might Be A Rancher If…

I just saw this list and thought it was funny- George and I can easily relate to everyone on the list. Shared from the County Agriculture Alliance Web page Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

  • You convince your spouse that an overnight, out-of-state trip for equipment parts is a vacation.
  • You wear specific hats to farm sales, livestock auctions, customer appreciation suppers, and funerals.
  • You have never thrown away a five-gallon bucket.
  • You have used baling wire to attach a license plate.
  • You have used a chain saw to remodel your house.
  • You remember AUM’s and yields from 10 years ago but cannot remember your spouse’s birthday.
  • You have driven off the road while examining your neighbor’s fields.
  • You have borrowed gravel from the country road to fill potholes in your driveway.
  • You have buried a dog and cried like a baby.
  • You have used a tractor front-end loader as scaffolding.
  • You wave at every vehicle whether you know the driver or not.
  • You always look when a vehicle passes your house, even at night.
  • You refer to ranches by who owned them 50 years ago or more.
  • You give directions to your ranch using landmarks, not road numbers.
  • You know “Checkoff” is not a Russian diplomat.
  • Your early morning prayer covers rain and cattle.
  • Your ranch truck’s seat heater has four legs and a tail.
  • Using the elevator involves a grain truck.
  • You wake up when it’s dark and you go to bed after the evening news.
  • You wear your boots to church.
  • Family weddings and special events are planned around haying, gathering, and calving.

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