Most days, the first part of Mike Leach's workday is spent knee-deep in a field of garbanzo beans.
He and his wife, Sharon, refer to this as going "over the hill," but it's actually a bit more dangerous than that. It's a downhill trek that's best done in a slightly sideways maneuver, keeping one foot angled in front of the other. The dirt gives under any amount of weight and the burrs that hide beneath the plants are unforgiving to socks and skin.
Leach recommends light hiking boots for this route to his office, and he isn't wrong.
Halfway down the hill, he reaches down and grabs a ......