What's on the Fat Rancher's Mind?

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Know Your Fence Law One of my favorite trite (but true) phrases! But any landowner knows that fences can make or break an operation. I would like to share a great resource (at least for *Texas* landowners).  It’s called Five Strands-A Landowner’s Guide to Fences in Texas, Second Edition. This revised handbook is from our […]
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Eminent Domain

In Texas, the definition of "public good" is broadly defined when it comes to pipelines. Some private organizations are empowered to directly condemn properties,
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Redneck Hack No. 2: Separating the Chaff

I shred, therefore I am. The Fat Rancher derives huge sense of self-worth shredding the back pasture. Nothing satisfies like hours bumping along obliterating the brown stuff, leaving fresh green nubs with an even pattern in your wake. Often the challenge is the repeated tractor maintenance which interrupts the shredding session. In particular, my rickety […]
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