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Soapweed

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Rounding up to brand last Monday
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Pushing them into the corral
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Shadow rider
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Caking the cows after they were sorted away from their calves
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The Scott Manufacturing motto is: "Let the blue go to work for you." We are trying.
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Kosmo Kid with a kalf
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Waiting until all is in place
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Reaching for another rope
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Off to get another one
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Crew at work
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My sister and her sombrero
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Rounding up another bunch to brand on Wednesday
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Heading for the corral
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Good to see some water
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This bunch is our oldest biggest calves.
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Cows in the next corral
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Kosmo dragging one in
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The wheel works just as good on a big calf as a small one.
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Peach feeling her oats
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Doing what I do best--absolutely nothing.
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The day is done.
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Swamp serenity
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Looking the other way
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One last shot
 

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I visited an old friend at the last sale I was at a month ago. He has been retired for a few years now from a lifetime of ranch work and later cattle hauling.

I asked if he was doing anything to keep busy. His reply was that his wife had asked what he was going to do that day.

He said, "Nothing".

She said, "You did that yesterday".

He answered back, " I'm not finished yet".


Thanks for the photos Soap. Glad to see a little moisture in that country.
 

Big Muddy rancher

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The Spearhead crew gettin'er done as usual. :D

Calves look good. :D

Soap did you lose a little weight?

Or is it just a optical illusion of low camera angle and vertical stripes on the shirt? :???: :wink: :lol: :lol:
 

Soapweed

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Big Muddy rancher said:
Soap did you lose a little weight?

Or is it just a optical illusion of low camera angle and vertical stripes on the shirt? :???: :wink: :lol: :lol:

No, not really. I'm afraid it's just an optical illusion, and taking advantage of the vertical stripes. :? But I appreciate your thinking so. :)

Thanks, Gcreek and Galloway2.
 

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I really enjoy your pictures, it gets me out of the city,, even if it's just in my mind only. I envy kosmo getting to heel all those calves by himself. There ain't much more fun than roping calves. Especially if you don't have to do it all the time. :) :) :)
 

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4Diamond said:
I worded that wrong, how many cows do you run in a group or herd?

Each bunch we have branded has been about 180 head, with the most calves done in one day this year being 218. That day I got to rope 110, and the Kosmo Kid roped 108. :)
 

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Great pictures, Soapweed! Boy, that picture of your oldest group of calves sure shows an even group. I'm looking forward to my branding(s). I think I'm going to set some panels up to make roping calves at my branding easier like it might look like you do.
 

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R A said:
Great pictures, Soapweed! Boy, that picture of your oldest group of calves sure shows an even group. I'm looking forward to my branding(s). I think I'm going to set some panels up to make roping calves at my branding easier like it might look like you do.

By using portable corral panels, it is easy to make some artificial corners, which gives better opportunity to set a trap when heeling the calves. :wink:
 

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Soapweed said:
4Diamond said:
I worded that wrong, how many cows do you run in a group or herd?

Each bunch we have branded has been about 180 head, with the most calves done in one day this year being 218. That day I got to rope 110, and the Kosmo Kid roped 108. :)

I can't keep that many in a group, it's hard for me to count over 50 :shock:
 
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