The blog you are about to read is true. The name has been changed because I bloody well felt like it.
A cowboy's tally book was his record of work done, things (livestock, predators, property damage, people passing through, etc.) observed, weather conditions, and so forth. If he needed to report anything to the boss, he wrote it down so he wouldn't forget it.
I decided this was a better name for the blog than "Ridin' Fence", so here we are.