Friday, July 9, 2010

Branding Time!

Last Monday we did what we usually do every Memorial Day weekend. We branded cows!!! We drug the girls out of bed, Tera still in her pajama-lama-ding-dongs, and off we went!!!!Tera soon decided she was in charge of handing Uncle Brad the ear tags, and took her job very seriously!!! New tradition- barefooted... Notice her shoes sitting next to her, she refused to put them on her feet until we were done branding!!!

Here is my super cute daddy, he is the boss- the man in charge!!!!

Brigette remembered branding from years before. She informed us that it stinks and sat here for the branding...
Tera on the other hand LOVED it!!! Here she is with an ear tag.

She would refuse to give it to me until I showed her I was going to put the tag on it. Then would take it back as fast as she could.

Here are some of the crazy kiddos- we should've branded them... ;)

Jacob, Matthew, Michael and Brigette, and Joseph's feet.

We had one last steer to brand... Poor guy got it the old fashioned way, which was fun for the little kids to see. I must say it was a first for me to see anyone gagging over the branding (Zach).

We had a great time!!! I love my family our traditions and everything about this little farm!!!

Can't wait til next year!!!

p.s. I have some super cute pictures of my dad and Tera petting our newest calf, hopefully blogger will decide to download them soon!!!


Jessica said...

oooohhh! I was so tired that morning, maybe next year I'll wake up for it:)

Ashley Lois said...

you guys branded without me? what the heck!

Kourtney Dawn said...

Ash- if we would've waited on you we would've been branding full grown cows!!!