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

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"The darkest nights produce the brightest stars"

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Branding Season!

We finally got to brand some calves last week!  It feels like forever since last branding season.

TR and QT got to go too.  TR likes donuts so we had to stop at the donut shop to get some for everyone.  He likes to eat all of the frosting and sprinkles off, then leave the rest for anyone who is hungry.  It's a good breakfast on a branding day!  We also had to pack all of our toy cars so they would have something to play with on the back of the pickup!  They had a really good time, complete with pop, and all the cooked calf fries they could eat.  TR even looked up at the right time to seem mom rope a few calves!

QT gets a first hand look at where their calf fry lunch comes from.  Being the baby, he wasn't sure about all that was going on, and all of the loud noises.  Lucky for me cowboys like kids and puppies so there was always someone happy to pack him around (besides mom)!

As you can tell, it has already started.  I'm quite impressed, last year TR wouldn't touch a calf with a 10 foot poll, and the Cow Boss was able to get him on one this year.  I'm going to have to have a talk with him about riding anything of the bovine family.  Hopefully he will learn cows are for roping, not riding!

Sneaking one out of the bunch.

What are the odds of 2 south paws at the same branding?

That was the highlight of our week last week, and will be the highlight of the weeks to come!

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