The challenge for this week's Sunday Stills photo shoot was "A Day in the Life"...pick a day and pack your camera with you.
Only four photos can be submitted.
Last week was a pretty boring week around the ranch...working on taxes, Horsefly articles and ads, and watching the wind blow tumbleweeds and snow...not a lot for interesting photography.
But yesterday the clouds parted just in time for branding at a neighboring ranch. We did it the "modern" way (using a table) vs "traditional" (roping and dragging calves to the fire). It may not be nearly as fun or interesting as the traditional way, but we got a lot of calves done...80 bull calves and 72 heifers...it was a long day...but fun was had by all!
Branding irons heating up in the propane fire.
Smoke fills the air as the hair is scorched...a smell
that clings to everything and is hard to get out
of your nose at the end of the day.
The lil' red whiteface calf (who already went
through the process) came up to give the lil' black
calf some moral support as he's banded for castration.
The girls on the fence had the best time...nothing
like being raised on a ranch!
Kids and animals...they always make the perfect photo.
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