A Place To Winter
When winter begins and cattle have been located a cowpuncher feels like finding a place for himself to winter. He looks forward to wintering in a place where he can fill out his gaunt spots, keep his broken and healing spots warm, and where he can get over the edginess and ringiness that too many days on tired horses in cold country might have caused. That is part of the thrift a cowpuncher must learn early in his life if he is to endure as a husbandman. He must look to the replenishment of his physical well-being like an athlete. This thrift is sometimes never learned by young men who otherwise perform their husbandry with great verve. This is one reason there are not many old cowpunchers around.