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Half Box I Branding

Springtime is full of new life. The trees bloom, the grass is finally green again, and on ranches outside of city limits, calves are born. Each ranch has its own brand, and George and Sondie’s is no different. So early Saturday morning we hit the pastures to vaccinate, castrate, and stamp that pretty little brand on the bundles of joy. Or pain, depending on if you got stepped on. Or head-butted.

I forgot a belt, so I got to wear George’s with a sweet buckle from 1994!

Those mamas know exactly what’s going on, and they’re not happy about it.

This is why they call it “roping and dragging.”

George and Sondie. They’re so great :)

For those of you out there who think this is cruel and¬†traumatizing, this is just shortly after being branded. He’s fine. And just as rambunctious as before.

These clouds were looming in towards the later part of the morning, but never really let any rain fall. It started sprinkling as we were cleaning up, but nothing came about.

Oh ya, this is my best friend. And the dog that used to hate the two of us but now she loves us. Whatever. :)


4 responses

  1. Amy

    Hey Racheal, your pics are beautiful. Makes me miss home!!! oh and of course my dog:(

    April 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm

  2. Melissa Jo

    Rachel!!! I love these pictures from your weekend of branding!!! Love them, Love them, Love them!!!!!

    April 26, 2010 at 6:22 pm

  3. kristina mitchell/hinch

    omg rachel idk if you remember me but me and abby are friends from ohio…i just wanted to tell you you are an amazing photographer..

    April 26, 2010 at 9:23 pm

  4. Grandpa Don

    Nice job Rachel—I really enjoyed them, and your comments were great—I can umderstand why they made Amy homesick.

    April 27, 2010 at 9:07 am

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