Tuck and I continued feeding and taking care of the cows and calves. His wife had us go to the 4 mile place, where they’d been living before coming to the Luppold, to bring the things they hadn’t had room for in the horse trailer and pickups when they moved in.
As soon as they were settled, I was laid off for the winter. The foreman said he’d put me back on when calving started, or sooner if anyone left and he needed another hand. I moved back to town. It wasn’t long before I got a call from another rancher who heard I was looking for work.
Fred hired me to feed cows on his ranch. It was about half a mile from the