Jackson told us how it took 40 years to grass over the blowout caused by farming the sandhill land on his fatherís ranch.

He was proud of that grass, though I donít suppose the effort will pay out in beef in his lifetime.

I donít think that bothers him much.

He never said it, but I got the impression he felt good about paying off his fatherís debts to the land.

Tom Tomas

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