Friday, June 14, 2013

Branding Day at Sixty Miles North of Nowhere

The two MIC ready to go (most important cowboys!)
#1 MIC rode her pony over to the corrals.  Pony is MIP (most important pony).  Mom is the MIH (most important handler).  Then we have #2 MIC demanding attention from MIH.
First we separate the calves from their mommas.  See the cow in the Middle here?  She wasn't leaving her baby.  Un-huh.  No way.  They finally had to rope her.  Grandson told me that cow was 'stuck' when his daddy roped her. Yep she was but we got her un-stuck.
Some participants in this ritual were none too happy about the brief separation.
Vaccinating each calf.
Branding each calf with our brand -- see the smoke?  Hot iron right out of the fire.  Does it hurt? Sure it does but only briefly.
MIC #1 practiced her riding.  Grandpa couldn't find the NEW pony blanket Grandma bought her.  C'mon Grandpa!!! The horse blanket is TOOO big.
Our brand on #2 son's saddle.
When you get bored you can always throw rocks, sticks or whatever you can find into the pond.
Ratchet & Melody were not sure what the MIC's where up to with that rock throwing!!
For the finale, you can STOMP in Grandpa's 'broken' water tank, now his cow feeder, which makes  a GREAT NOISE!

And that was the weekend at Sixty Miles North of Nowhere.  It was sure fun.


  1. Wonderful pics! The MIC"s are just too cute for words.