My father-in-law is an Idaho farm boy who has been trapped in suburban living for 40 years. So a year ago, at the age of 67 he decided to buy a 43 acre hay ranch. Well, his first year was a wake up call, complete with well problems, fence problems, runaway cattle, rain, and irrigation issues. But, after the initial shock of the 1st year, he summed up the ranch as a learning experience, one that he intended to continue improving upon. In April, despite having lost his cattle the previous year 2 times and then not making a great profit on them (probably losing money if you consider the lost sleep and hours running around trying to catch his cows and return them to his pasture), he still wanted to buy cows and have them back this spring. Well, the cow’s came home on April 5th and this old farmer said he was in heaven.