The Sheep Pen

The Sheep Pen

Where the wool in the previous photo came from…and isn’t that a goat on the right? Hard for this city girl to tell the difference … 😉 … so I guess I could title it, "Sheep Pen and One Goat." Reminds me of a joke that someone sent me a while back…
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A rancher was overseeing his livestock in a remote pasture when suddenly a shiny black SUV pulled up to the fenceline in a cloud of dust.

The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, Will you give me a calf?"

The rancher looks at the man quizzically, then looks at his peacefully grazing animals and calmly answers, "Sure, Why not?"

The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo.

The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg , Germany.

Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives a response.

Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer, hands it to the rancher and says, "You have exactly 1,586 in your herd."

"That’s right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says the rancher. He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with amusement as the young man huffs it into the back of his Escalade.

Then the rancher says to the young man, "If I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?"

The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why not?"

"You’re a Congressman for the U.S. Government", says the rancher.

"Wow! That’s correct," says the Congressman, "but how did you guess that?"

"No guessing required." answered the rancher. "You showed up here even though nobody called you. You want to get paid for giving an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You used millions of dollars worth of equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me you are. And you don’t know a thing about how working people make a living – or about cows, for that matter. This here is a flock of sheep.

Now give me back my dog.

Posted by Jo-Lee Photography & Art on 2012-11-18 14:15:43

Tagged: , sheep , pen , feeding , fences , gate , adobe house , canales , El Rancho de las Golindrinas , Santa Fe County , New Mexico , USA , goat