Good neighbors, good fences

On the Edge of Common Sense
By Baxter Black, DVM

Jim said he had the best two-strand bob wire fence in the country.

The ranchers who bordered him got together and fixed his fence. Now his pasture is getting thin and he’s only got half as many cows. That didn’t please Jim’s banker. So he reduced his line of credit and told him to sell part of his herd to make a payment.

Jim explained that he’d planned on doing that very thing, but the cows he had earmarked to sell disappeared when the neighbors fixed his fence!

Besides, he couldn’t make a payment because he needed to buy another feed wagon. The banker observed that he had financed a brand new feed wagon for him last fall and since he . . .