In recent posts, I have written about here at home, where the buffalo roam, and the deer and the antelope play.
I think it is mostly true that, out here, on the range, “seldom is heard a discouraging word.”
Of course, I am biased, but my experience with folks out here, especially ranchers, is that complaints are usually jokes about problems that are expected, such as the changes in weather. Most appreciate the silver linings in dark clouds.
“How much snow did you get at your place? The pastures can sure use the moisture!”
Even the dreaded high winds roaring across the plains have some positive benefits. In Wyoming, they often say of their famous wind, “IT KEEPS THE WIMPS OUT.”
Wimps might have a discouraging word about moving cattle during a snow storm. For cowboys, it is just another day at the office.
Home on the range — love it or leave it.