oh those cowboys…

A cowboy, who just moved to Wyoming from Texas, walks into a bar and orders three mugs of Bud. He sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more.
The bartender approaches and tells the cowboy, “You know, a mug goes flat after I draw it. It would taste better if you bought one at a time.”
The cowboy replies, “Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in Arizona, the other is in Colorado. When we all left our home in Texas, we promised that we’d drink this way to remember the days when we drank together. So I’m drinking one beer for each of my brothers and one for myself.”
The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there.
The cowboy becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way. He orders three mugs and drinks them in turn.
One day, he comes in and only orders two mugs. All the regulars take notice and fall silent. When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, “I don’t want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your loss.”
The cowboy looks quite puzzled for a moment, then a light dawns in his eyes and he laughs.
“Oh, no, everybody’s just fine,” he explains, “It’s just that my wife and I joined the Baptist Church and I had to quit drinking.”
“Hasn’t affected my brothers though.”

the activity…

So much activity in and around the ranch!!  First of all, there is a cattle guard going in the entrance to keep these guys OUT!

Or…IN….wherever they happen to be at the time….

So the entrance is blocked…

which means I need an alternate route….a bumpy route, that is….

but that is fine with me….just a little out of my way…

BUT here is something funny…..or sad, whichever way you look at it.  I drove into our nearby town to the grocery store and saw something so unusual….and hysterical at the same time.  It’s the local bar….now that isn’t funny.  But the fact that the entire front of the bar is under construction AND the chairs and tables and BOTTLES have never been moved AND the fact that someone was inside sitting at the bar drinking WAS INDEED FUNNY!! He must have been very thirsty!

That is the side of the bar.  Here is the front…

What is difficult to see…is the man sitting at the bar.  Not one table has been moved.  Not one chair has been moved. The napkin holders and salt and pepper shakers are still in the middle of each table.  The bar is ….open…for business.  Yes, it is….