Branding season isn’t as close to wrapping up as it normally would be this time of year because it’s been wet! Really, really, really wet. The rain is going to make the grass really happy, which makes for happy cows and fat horses, but the mud…Gumbo is unlike any kind of mud most of you have ever experienced. It will suck a boot off your foot, a shoe off a horse, and the life out of your legs. It’s strange – that such a sticky, icky dirt will grow such lush pretty grass. You can take pieces of gumbo and make sculptures. I’m just sayin’.
Due to the business of calving heifers (we’re now down to single digits, baby!), branding, and because we have our ranch intern here for the summer, I’m way behind in sharing the beauty that is our life this time of year. So here’s the catch-up post:
Trailing cows (at a neighbor’s) to the corral:
Blue skies and Brangus Cows:
Riders on the Prairie:
Calling the saddle horses to oats:
Kitty Perry likes to help call the saddle horses to oats:
Does it get better than running horses, blue skies and emerald green grass? I think not.