Good Neighbor

I got here and knew nobody. I started my job and had basically zero background doing anything “cowboy”. The biggest event of the year in raising cattle is, hands-down, the branding, and that takes multiple people, most of whom need to know how to rope, and at least one who knows how to use a branding iron.

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I have a great neighbor named Brooks who grew up cowboying.  His brothers, dad, and friend also did, and they were willing to help me in my time of need.

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We spent a long morning roping calves,

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throwing, and branding them.  Brooks’s nieces all gave us a hand.

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Some of my cows were pretty interested what we were doing.

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We moved onto the cows, who much were easier to work with in the squeeze chute.

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Then we trailed them to their next pasture, and ate.

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And all I needed to do was provide them food and beer afterwards.

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One thought on “Good Neighbor

  1. Love seeing your photos and from the looks of it you did a great job on the food. My mother tells of the thrashers coming to their f
    arm in Wisconsin and the huge amount of food the women fixed.

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