view sourceprint? 01 Ramblings from a Ranch Wife: Branding Time!

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"The darkest nights produce the brightest stars"

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Branding Time!

We've been dang busy here on the ranch, and loving every minute of it. 

It's that time of year when everything you own smells of horse sweat, burning hair, and sage brush. Your eyes are full of grit and you sleep good every night, but can't wait to get up early and do it all again the next day.

Your hands look like they haven't been washed for a week, but no amount of scrubbing will get them clean. The dirt is ground deep into the cracks and callouses. You could use a manicure, but what's the use, your hands will be trashed by the end of the week anyway!

You dream of roping calves at night to watch them buck and beller when your rope comes tight. You hear momma cows calling to their babies in your sleep.

Even the kids get in on the action and every morning TR ask you "What we gonna do toooday mom?  I wanta go to that branding place."

Let's not forget  all the great picture opportunities!

These are just a few of the pictures I've taken so far this spring.  I have rolls of film that need to be developed, and hundreds saved on my computer.

These are my favorites so far though.

What a life I live!


  1. Great pictures!! We just finished branding here. I never had any time to take pictures.

  2. Is there a "Like" button on here somewhere? :)