Cowboy

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsTaken from Chapter 6: The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfits by Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, President and CEO, Land & Livestock International, Inc.

What you gonna do with a cowboy

by Chris Ledoux

Well I can see you got your eye on this ole cowboy
and I can tell you never had one for your own,
no you never been around one
now your thinkin’ that you found one
and it might be kinda fun to take him home.

You giggle every time that I say “Yes, ma’m”
and I get this feeling if I held you tight,
you’d be seeing his and hers buckles boots and spurs
but that’s a feeling you’ll get over over night.

Cause what you gonna do with a cowboy
when that ole rooster crows at dawn
and he’s lying there instead
of getting out of bed
and putting on his boots and getting gone.

What you gonna do when he says ” Honey,
well I gotta half a mind to stay”
What you gonna do with a cowboy

when he don’t saddle up and ride away.

Well you can see it takes a special kind of woman
to put up with the life a cowboy leads,
his boots are always muddy
and his beer drinkin’ buddies
they’ll camp out on the couch and never leave

Don’t even start to think you’re gonna change him
you’d be better off to try to rope the wind.
What you see is what you got
and he can’t be what he’s not,
and honey you can’t hide him from your friends.

Cause what you gonna do with a cowboy
when that ole rooster crows at dawn
and he’s lying there instead
of getting out of bed
and putting on his boots and getting gone.

What you gonna do when he says ” Honey,
well I gotta half a mind to stay”
What you gonna do with a cowboy

when he don’t saddle up and ride away.

A Handbook for Ranch ManagersDefinition from dictionary.com: cow·boy  1. a man who herds and tends cattle on a ranch, especially in the western U.S., and who traditionally goes about most of his work on horseback. 2. a man who exhibits the skills attributed to such cowboys, especially in rodeos.

Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference ManualThose are accurate definitions but they do not come close to capturing the essence of the word. The American West, as represented by the “Cowboy,” has nothing to do with its Hollywood image. The Western Frontier was nowhere near as violent as the “silver screen” has portrayed it to be. In fact, it was a more peaceful place before the arrival of “law and order” than it is today. Social institutions sprang up spontaneously in response to special needs—grazing rights, water rights, dealing with the Indians, etc. – and then, unlike “government” today, the organization was immediately dissolved once it no longer filled a useful purpose.

Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View Combat Shooter's Handbook Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute At the individual level, “Cowboy” is much more than a livelihood. It is a philosophy of life. Cowboys are independent and like to be left alone. Cowboys are generally The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1)  The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2) The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)peaceable men but will defend themselves and their honor without hesitation. They are loyal, honest, hard working and believe that no one should be awarded a day’s pay without turning in an honest day’s work. In sum, Cowboys believe that a man ought to ride hard, shoot straight and speak the truth.  

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Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference ManualPlanned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual. This is the ideal squeal to A Handbook for Ranch Managers.  Although the ecological principles remain the same, what was originally known as “The Savory Grazing Method” now answers to a multitude of different names: ranching for profit, holistic management, managed grazing, mob grazing, management intensive grazing, etc. Land & Livestock International, Inc. uses “Restoration Grazing” under its “Managing the Ranch as a Business” program.” No mater what you call it, this summary and synopsis will guide you step by step through the process and teach you how to use it as it was originally intended. No more excuses for failing to complete your grazing plans.

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Land and Livestock International, Inc. is a leading agribusiness management firm providing a complete line of services to the range livestock industry. We believe that private property is the foundation of America. Private property and free markets go hand in hand—without property there is no freedom. We also believe that free markets, not government intervention, hold the key to natural resource conservation and environmental preservation. No government bureaucrat can (or will) understand and treat the land with as much respect as its owner. The bureaucrat simply does not have the same motives as does the owner of a capital interest in the property. Our specialty is the working livestock ranch simply because there are so many very good reasons for owning such a property. We provide educational, management and consulting services with a focus on ecologically and financially sustainable land management that will enhance natural processes (water and mineral cycles, energy flow and community dynamics) while enhancing profits and steadily building wealth.
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2 Responses to Cowboy

  1. Reblogged this on Flyover-Press.com and commented:

    What you gonna do with a cowboy when he don’t saddle up and ride away? — jtl, 419

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  2. Dr. Jimmy,
    Thanks for posting this.Al

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