Bring on the branding irons!

Over the weekend, my family headed to the in-law’s ranch for the yearly branding of the calves. When my children were younger they hated this event. They cried and hid in the trucks, or cowered outside the corral. Boy, how that has changed over the years. Now they’re so excited it’s pretty much all they talked about for the entire week, which is a good thing. Branding calves can be an unpredictable business, so the more hands out there helping the better, though I am starting to wonder if maybe they like branding a little too much. People in the stores were starting to look at us weird at their reminiscing stories of flying poop and the wafting smell of burnt hides in the morning. 🙂

About janelleevans

I'm a sleep deprived mother of three. I create young adult novels from the voices in my head.
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