Expansion of a Ranch Girl - Part One
"Well, they are all loaded and ready to go," said Jeffreys as he surveyed the freshly packed cattle cars.
"Yes. You must have had quite a time squeezing them in there," said Broadman.
Sam Broadman was a livestock rancher in remote Pesborn County, Kansas. His ranch had had its ups and downs over the last twenty years, with the last economic downturn nearly running him out of business. Sam was glad to have had the sense to hire a biological research engineer a few years earlier in case he had to switch to agriculture. The engineer had developed what was first thought to be a terrific new soil fertilizer with properties that would enable the crops to produce natural insecticides and weed poison. Lab tests at the local agricultural school showed no cancerous or disease causing effects when the crops were exposed to human tissue. However, exposure to the experimental plants ca