From the post at dxi:

Traveling back to the mountain ranch over nearly a decade, Crouser found himself drawn not to the ways in which ranching life and work had changed over the years, but rather the constancy. He writes: “There is the mending, by hand, of miles of barbed-wire fences. There are long-abandoned homesteads, still used by neighbors for their crumbling corrals, grass and water. There are the animals the ranchers work with, the animals they guard against, and the animals they raise for slaughter. And there is the landscape, which frames and defines these people’s niche in ranching and which, because of its beauty and richness, may ultimately, and perhaps ironically, hasten the demise of this traditional way of life.”

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