Have you ever met a real cowboy? Recently I had an opportunity to talk with a cowpuncher genuine cowboy kinda guy and his wife. After reading the zillions of books I have absorbed over the years, it was so much fun to talk to someone who lived the life of a rancher/cowboy.
They told me about the times he had to pack a few horses with supplies to mend fences and travel through rough mountain terrain on horseback pulling along the supply horses. Then upon arrival at the distant location, he would work on miles of fence repair and camp in the evenings until his supplies needed replenishing.
He lived in various bunkhouses and small shacks as he worked his way through diverse locations and bosses throughout his life.
Nice to meet ya, buckaroo.