Last weekend the Hi-Line was still covered in snow, so I drove to my uncle's ranch north of Yellowstone Park to help brand calves. It's been 20 years since I've been around cattle branding, so I was excited to do it again. Rounding up cattle, culling out calves, pushing them through the branding table...I love a long, hard day or two of branding. The best parts? First, there is always good food and a lot of it. And when it's over, I go home and don't have to hassle with cattle for another year.
|Branding in Paradise Valley|
Anyway, I picked up another uncle in Billings on Friday night and then we headed to the ranch. It's a beautiful area and it's no wonder the area is called the Paradise Valley. We worked all day Saturday, ate some food, spent some time at the cabin, and worked a bit more. Did I mention there is always good food at a branding? And lots of it? Yep, I love branding.
|Spring Arrives on the Hi-Line|
It won't be long now...and I will actually be farming on the Hi-Line.