A spring branding in Wyoming is one of my favorite things in life. It’s been 15 years since we first moved to a cattle ranch. Even though we no longer live on the ranch, I still enjoy heading to a branding in the cool morning, with the sun just coming up over the horizon. Bumping over a two-track, between clumps of Indian Paintbrush and wild Lupine, splashing through last night’s rain puddles. I enjoy watching the cowboys gather the cattle, the scent of crushed sage, and the sound of birds singing.
I have rode out with the crew, but more often, I stay behind with the babies. That’s ok too. Like I tell my girls; guess who the cowboys like to see the most? The cook! 🙂 Never despise the hidden places in life. Seasons in your life will change; learn to enjoy each one.
Photos of a spring branding in Wyoming
This spring, I was thankful to be invited to a branding held by some good friends. I took my baby and my camera, and enjoyed the day from behind the lens. Here are a few of the photos I made:
Cattle branding irons
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