My husband is a Cowboy. He has always loved working with cows. In years gone by we have had our share of cows, and plenty of cow stories to go along with the wonderful memories; But these days we are "cowless". While being "cowless" has several benefits, one being that it allows us to come and go whenever we need to, for however long we need to, it lacks other benefits; one being that we all miss the cows, especially my husband, who enjoys working with them more than many other things. Building and fixing up houses has never had a pull on his heart the way horses and cows have.
On the positive end of this, our neighbors at the big ranch next door to us, always cherish Steve's help whenever they are branding, or preg-checking, or vaccinating. Steve was there this week to help, and took my little camera like I asked him to. He took a few pictures for me. Unfortuntely he wasn't able to get pictures of himself or the crew working cows, because he was well...there working cows, but he did get a few nice pictures.
The Ranch usually works about 500 cows per day, (2 days each time, about 3 times a year). This is an amazing amount of cows to get through in a day, but their system is down to a science.