~If you love the land like I do,
you'll never be lonely.~
~Carrie Carter 1880~
Well, I guess I should say the ranch got its brand! The State has you send in numerous prioritized choices and also a list of prioritized locations where the brand will be located on the cattle.
This is our 4th choice brand and our 3rd choice location (right hip)...
We're planning a freeze brand for the horses, but we're still contemplating the design...that one has to be "pleasant" to look at, since it's something that we'll be seeing every day!
UPDATE: Here are a few articles online about the problem we have in SE Oregon with cattle rustling...
I can't find the article that I wanted to link, but these two are interesting.
Rustlers ride wide open range of Great Basin
Malheur County Rustling article
Then this article is from January 2011...ranchers found stolen cattle in their herd!!
Stolen Cattle Found