Herding, Learning to Cut Tracks

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1998
Type Text
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Herding, Learning to Cut Tracks
Description the blacks as they went into the corral, and again inside the corral. There should be twelve and I have only eleven blacks in the corral tonight." "Where did you have them today?" -----"Straight east of the white-clay knoll in those steep hills." Axel Peterson from Sterling was helping with the lambing at the ranch and was in on part of our conversation. Dad said, "Axel, this young man is out a black. He must have dropped a little bunch of sheep today back of the white-clay knoll. Will you ride up to the corral with him in the morning and count his herd out of the corral. There should be 170. Then you'll know how many he's out. Then ride up where he had them today and see if you can find them " The next morning Axel counted 156 as we let those yearling ewes pass between us. I was out fourteen, and much embarrassed about losing the sheep. Axel rode eastward into the area where we expected to find the lost sheep, and I let the herd slowly gaze in that direction. In about an hour, I caught sight of the lost sheep playfully cascading down a long ridge toward the herd. Although they were carefree yearlings, and wouldn't have a lamb of their own until next year, possibly they sensed they were lost and were happy to be found They were a welcome sight. As they came closer I counted fourteen, including the black. Axel followed about 100 yards behind. When he rode up to me, we both dismounted while we had a little chat. He said, "I saw your horse tracks from yesterday when you went around the upper end of the herd. Your horse tracks crossed on top of the tracks made by this little bunch of lost sheep. Your circle did not go around all the tracks. You didn't 'cut tracks' properly." MS
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326425
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