Where country begins is ” when you start to see cows. ” We are not in prime cow country in this high desert Arizona.There is much better grazing in Texas, and, even better, in Uruguay.The grass on this little piece of our planet is sparse and competes with prickly cactus, junipers, washes, arroyos, ditches,dirt roads and scattered rocks. This land we are driving through, to reach Chip’s little piece of paradise, is open range and these cows have the first right of way over both automobiles and humans. These two critters give me the evil eye when I stop to take their portrait but they grow tired of me quickly and peacefully amble off away from my interruption. When you get out of the city you see more clearly the things you are getting away from and the things you left behind that you miss. When I start trying to make friends with cows, who don’t even have watches to give me the time of day, I figure I have already been out here too long. I love the country but won’t cry to go back to my city. Living a simple life, it seems to me, is not as simple as it sounds when you say it.  
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