Get along little dogies

Actually, the term “get along little dogies” originally meant sick or orphaned calves.  Ours are neither.  And, anyway, the term has morphed to include calves regardless of their health or parental status.  (Amazing the things you can learn by watching way too much television and having a minor Google search addiction, eh?)

Now, where was I…

It’s time for the calves to be vaccinated, tagged and branded and that means all hands on deck to move the little dogies to a corner of the pasture to be worked.  Our ranching neighbors pitch in and family–cowboys and cowgirls alike–from all around show up to help get the work done.  It’s an incredible sight–a well-oiled machine–to take in.  Here are a few photos from our last branding of the year:


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