Well, technically he’s a retired cattleman. He told me he sold the ranch, and only has a wet farm and enough cattle to cause trouble. I wondered outloud how many cattle it takes to cause trouble.
The answer: 60. Now you know.
However more amazing that thousands of cows and bulls running around on the open range, is the fact that Hardy has seven daughters. SEVEN! I can see why, each time he’s thinking “ok, odds are catching up, this one’s got to be a boy!”. Heartbreaking really.
I have one daughter. More drama in that one human being than all of my boys put together – times two.
He told me there had been plenty of drama, and it still kind of continues. But Hardy has that quiet strength kind of personality. I met a couple of his daughters, and they have a great relationship with their dad. He was a man of few words, but the way his family interacted with him spoke volumes. A life of hard work and putting his family first has Hardy in a pretty good spot now. I’m glad our paths crossed.