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Evening chore time rolls around once again, just like every other night. I put on my boots and head out to the barn. The bigger calves and heifers get their hay and grain, and then I start to mix up milk replacer for the baby calves. Upon entering the calf pens, I immediately know something isn’t right.

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“I’d never worked in fashion or retail. I just needed an undergarment that didn’t exist.”

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McGraw posed an interesting question. If a cowboy herds a herd of cattle, we call him a herder. If a sheep man herds a flock of sheep, he’s still a herder. Why isn’t he called a flocker?

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There are two places that I cannot stand to hear crickets. One is outside my bedroom window when I’m trying to sleep. And second is in a room of 500 people that I just told a joke to.

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When I was 19, a guy about my age was hired to work on our farm. He was a good worker and took to the job well. So most of my family thought he was a great guy.

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There were times and places in history when stealing a man’s livestock got you hanged. From Vikings in the north to the cowboys of Australia, getting caught with another farmer’s animals was considered especially heinous.

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