Is it gramatically okay to have a list of things connected with "and"? This always trips me up because it doesn't sound right.
C) It is an oversimplified view of cattle raising to say that all one has to do with cattle is leave
them alone while they feed themselves and then corral
them and drive
them to market when the time is ripe.
There are three actions discussed in the sentence.
If you want to coordinate all three actions than we say as follows.
You leave the cows, correl them, and drive them to the market.
But, the statement in question has different intent.
You leave the cows and then corral them and drive them to the market.
in the sentence clearly indicates that "corral" and "drive" are
done togather, and "leave" had been done before in time.
Thus, the use of two "and"s is okay.
BTW: thanks to Pual, Anand and others for responding to my questions.