I heard a great analogy recently and wanted to share. To give some context, the conversation was about working cattle, sorting and such. This can sometimes be a chore and when things arent working out quite right, tempers begin to rise.
Cattle amaze me. It's calving season around here so we're in a time of miracles. In biology, when an animal is pretty-well ready to go at birth (such as cattle) the animal is referred to as precocial. Altricial is the opposite and animals with this description are all but helpless at birth (cats and dogs).
Well folks, its that time of year again... That time when the cowboy loads us up into that shaky machine that changes the scenery. This is the time when our steer calves get to move on to someone else, the oldest cows get to take their vacation, and some of the poorly behaved gals get sent off to camp. Now, I've never been to the show, and up until this year I'd only heard rumors through the gals. As you can imagine, by the time word gets passed through a hun'erd cows, a story can get quite distorted--interesting, but distorted. This year is different! A calf I know quite well visited the show, to protect his identity from the paparazzi and whatnot we'll call this calf FEC.
Auto gate -- a hole in the ground, in series with a fence line, with bars and gaps running parallel to the road. We cattle cannot cross because we'd slip through the gaps, but an auto (automobile) can easily pass over without opening a wire gate. Also called cattle guard
Fence Crawlin' is like an addiction. It may start with a some ol' gal just leaning on the fence a little, or reaching through a few inches to reach that perfect bite on the other side of the fence. Then there's that next bite just a little further so she puts one leg through--next thing she knows she's across the road eating in the other borrow pit. And now that she's crawled once, it's gonna be so much easier to do it again and again, in fact, it's going to be harder not to.