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We’re just watching the sky

On the Edge of Common Sense
By Baxter Black, DVM

There is at least one thing that separates agricultural people from their office-working brothers … the weather.

How often have you seen the local anchorman turn to the local weather girl and say, “Gosh, Marsha, that’s really good news! I’m sure getting tired of this rain!”

What’s he getting tired of? Having a soggy newspaper on the porch? Having to wear his galoshes from the office to the health club? Postponing the wearing of his new all season Nikes?

He’s probably not getting any more tired of it than the feedlot cowboy slogging through the pens in hock deep mud. Or the Iowa range-hog man sliding his feed wagon along the bank of the north pasture.

But somewhere, out beyond the cattle . . .