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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fall Branding & My Man's Birthday!

Sunday was just about as fun as it can get for us...branding in beautiful fall weather. Well, as usual, my hands were busy with a rope and a wad full of two-rein gear on Colt! But I got My Man to take a few photos of Pierce and Colt after the branding.

The Bros!
After the branding, I took the boys to the creek for a drink, and then lead Pierce back across the wood bridge...he did so nice. Colt pawed water right into Pierce's face at the creek (that's why he looks so splotchy)!

It's time to take Pierce to every outing we can. I saddled him at home with the other boys and when we got to Diamond, I tied him to the trailer, gave him a hay net and rode away.

Occasionally I'd hear Pierce whinny, but all in all, he was a very good boy!!

We had to sort off the slick eared cow/calf pairs, the bulls, and the neighbor's stock that was mixed in with Rancher Dan's herd...I love the sorting! Once we had all the slicks together, there ended up being about 30 calves!! And oh my...some of them were big enough to go through the squeeze chute!

We had the son-in-law there who's a professional buckaroo...we let him and his buddy do most of the really big calves. But, we learned a lot about handling those big ones and got in on a couple...it was a really good experience.

Ah yes...the birthday boy :~)

Happy Birthday dear husband!!

Gretchen had to work at the Hotel...so for lunch, we all headed over to the Hotel for beverages and the best burgers!!

Branding goes hand in hand with good food!!

This is why we always say that "We're livin' the dream!" Friends and life experiences just don't get any better than this.


lisa said...

What a lovely post, and Happy Birthday to the husband! You sure are correct, I think nothing is better than living the life you love!

CDH said...

Branding and good food! A long day in the saddle and bawling calves. It sure doesn't get any better then that! And I love sorting pairs too...
Today we weaned and shipped our feeder heifers....there's a lot of mama bawling right now...

Mary said...

That just sounds like nothing but fun! Happy Birthday Husband! That's a great pic! The weather sure has been amazing. I'm glad you got to go and work in it, instead of rain or snow.

Crystal said...

Happy Birthday! And yes it is living the dream, I got to move cows today and it was a wonderful way to spend the day

Terry and Linda said...

Happy Birthday!!! Terry and I understand your statement very much! Everyone should be so lucky!


Val Ewing said...

I sort of envy you ! Can I say jealous of working and riding?
This summer has been good for me and my equine trainee.

All is good ... sorry I've been a bit absent.

cheyenne jones said...

Wonderful. Youre very blessed.

Lorac said...

What a beautiful spot. That looks like a lot of work but I am sure worth every second!

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