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Brand those calves!

26 Jun
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Calves looking for their moms.

We have been really shorthanded this spring, so in order to get the calves branded, we had to call on every friend, neighbor and family member that we could rope into helping.  I thought we might have to use literal roping to get a crew together, but in the end, enough folks showed up at each branding to get the job done.  We started in early May, and finished the last branding on June 23rd. Thanks to all who helped us!

branding crew, ready to go;  Dudley Creek

branding crew, ready to go; Dudley Creek

Eamon, Tony and Brian

Eamon, Tony and Brian

Meghan and Brian practicing a marriage encounter

Meghan and Brian practicing a marriage encounter

Raelyn and John vaccinating the calf

Raelyn and John vaccinating the calf

Raelyn and Siobhan, vaccinators extradinaire

Raelyn and Siobhan, vaccinators extraordinaire

Iridescent testicles Young bullhood gone awry Gives lurking smirking cowdogs Their testosterone supply

Iridescent testicles
Young bullhood gone awry
Gives lurking smirking cowdogs
Their testosterone supply

Peanut, Megan, McCoy, Rhen, Tiarnan and Sharon:  training the future branding crew

Peanut, Megan, McCoy, Rhen, Tiarnan and Sharon: training the future branding crew

branding the calf

branding the calf

Eamon with paddle

Tiarnan and McCoy with rope

 

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