June 7, 2019
We branded a few days ago. Branding is one of the jobs that you kind of dread, but you kind of love. The two hardest parts of a branding bee are preparing food, and lining up the day.
It begins with lining up a crew. You need several people. But not too many. And not too few. I don’t know which is worse.
First off you need cowboys and cowgirls that can gather the herd and get them in the working pens. You need people that can read a cow or calf’s mind, know when to push them, and know when to ease them along. When you get them corralled, you need people that can separate the cows...