Saturday March 6 2010
A local Owyhee rancher had a branding day. Friends, relatives, neighbors, and neighboring cowboys showed up to help.
Watching the herd.
A sea of cows.
Getting the kinks out of the rope.
Separating the mamas.
Heating the fire for the branding irons.
Branding irons in the fire.
Git along little dogie
Git along I say.
Got the first one.
Got a hind leg.
Unceremoniously (and efficiently) hog tied and knelt on, branded, ear tagged, injected, wormed, castrated.
This man was determined to be the header without a rope.
He got him!