WORKING CALVES, PART 1
It's that time of year again. This is the first of many "brandings". I always say branding, but we don't brand. Each calf needs to be processed, which involves an ear mark, ear tag, vaccinations to prevent them from getting a disease, and castrating the bull calves. We also check their overall health and doctor them if necessary. I don't particularly like doing this to the calves, even though I know it doesn't hurt them. It's necessary so that we can identify our calves from other ranches and for them to stay healthy. They bounce right up and are just fine.
Mt Wheeler made a great backdrop for these branding photos.
As always, it isn't just the cowBoys that get things done. Our cowGirls are awesome.
We have cowboys of all ages.
I always feel like the ground crew doesn't get enough credit. Without them we couldn't do the job. The ropers trade off and work the ground as well.
Just because they are girls don't think they can't throw a calf.
A concerned momma.
This is the first time Dave has had his horse, Gaucho, in the roping corral. He did great.
Ha, proof I do something besides take pictures. I know it's hard to believe with as many pictures as I take. I just run around like a chicken with my head cut off most of the time trying to take pictures and give shots.
There are so many pretty horses.
Gee, that was just round one. Stay tuned for more branding pictures if you can stand it.
4/23/2017 05:24:08 pm
I love following this blog! Thanks to you and all the men and women who do this hard work and love this life :)
4/23/2017 05:49:46 pm
I am really glad you like it. That is why I do it. Thank you for your support.
4/23/2017 08:35:26 pm
4/23/2017 05:55:00 pm
Wow Tana, just wow. Great pics of what you guys do everyday. Have to visit your ranch someday, meet Clay sometime. I will pm you with with some good news in my life.
4/24/2017 08:06:46 am
Tana - I love to watch roping. There's so much skill and precision to it. Your photos captured the whole process beautifully. You live in an amazing place. The beauty around you is spectacular. Gorgeous horses too! Thanks for the documentary!
4/24/2017 06:12:31 pm
Nice to hear from you. I am so glad you enjoyed the pictures. You should come out and witness it in real life. Our door is always open.
4/25/2017 07:46:06 am
Brings tears to my eyes, just am so proud to be the mom and the grandma! Love Clays suspenders, and think Ryan has facial hair, very handsome! Pictures are fantastic, so many hard workers, men and women way to go! The blue skys are so amazing, it all just makes me love that place even more! Thankyou so much for sharing, I just enjoy it so much,
Milly & Rick
4/30/2017 03:47:49 pm
Love watching you work with the calves, that was always our favorite time when we visited Uncle Ladd. Thank you
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Hi, My name is Tana. I live in the high desert of Nevada, It is heaven on earth.