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Calf Branding, and Others.....

Saturday, May 24, 2008

One of our photo club member made an arrangement with Babbitt Ranch, for club member to stop by and have a photo shoot while they're branding calves. We met around 7 in the morning, then just a quick 20 minute drive on 89 North, turn in at Wupatki loop. We weren't sure how the weather would turn out, since it has been cold and wet (rain and snow.....), but it actually turned out to be a very nice day.

In this corner, the cows.

And this corner, cowboys ready for work.

It was interesting work, and I imagine that it was painful for these little guys - especially the boy calves, they had to undergo an extra treatment besides branding. We were in and out of the pen while the cowboys worked, but cattle didn't charge at anyone.

It was serious work, and club members really enjoyed the outing. After the branding, the cowboys herded them across the ranch, went under 89 under a tunnel, well, one of them got away and decided to cross over 89 instead of the tunnel, it briefly stopped traffic, but it was brought under control immediately!

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