City Slicker Martin Burns aptly noted: >>Hang on - isn't there an elegant all-round solution to this? He gets >>the free grazing, but has to do all that cattle auction, mucking out, >>fencemending work... >>You get the house, land and all without doing the work. He gets the >>cattle ranch without spending the money. Hmmmm ... An intriguing possibility! Thanks! I'll have to mull that over. RonL.