The old fashioned cattle drive
After watching so many old cowboy movies and tv shows, I became interested in the old fashioned cattle drive, and what it took to feed the crew of cowboys.
The average cattle drive consisted of 1000-2000 head of cattle being moved along by a crew
of 12 cowboys for a 1000 mile drive.
I read the list of food stuffs, which is extensive, and on the list was sourdough starter.
What really boggled my mind, is that it said 50 pounds of sourdough starter. Why would they
need 50 pounds of starter?. Considering it would need to be fed every day. I think that might
of been a typo. The life of cookie on a cattle drive wasn't easy. Hard, long hours.
From the wild west, (which wasn't as wild as people think) to the California and Alaska gold
fields, the sourdough starter was a precious commodity.