The Little Engine That Could

by Baxter Black, DVM

Have you read The Little Engine That Could to your kids or grandkids? Dr. Tom told me a story that brought it back to me. Two good ol' Nebraska cowboys were given the task of rebuilding a barbwire fence on an 80-acre pasture. First they removed the clips and stays from the old top wire on the long side; a quarter mile long. Being a progressive outfit, they were using modern agriculture technology. They backed their pickup to the gatepost on the southeast corner of the pasture. That allowed them to hook the ranch's homemade wire winder to the free length of wire.

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