|This is from the spring gather when we sorted off the heifers and put the bulls with the herd|
|Here come the girls|
|My Char cow and her baby. This will be the last year we have her since she is around 12 years old|
|Hey what are you looking at?|
|The hubby and Bibble loading a momma and baby|
|This is from the start of our branding last Saturday.|
|First customer of the day and the hubby making sure that everyone knows their jobs|
|Cousin Rick getting another calf for the guys to work|
|Our oldest runs all the shots and one ground crew while either the hubby or my father in law runs the other|
|Gotta get things right, so the "boss" does it|
|The hubby finally gets a chance to rope a few.|
|Our last calf of the day.|
I did not get a chance to get as many close up pictures like I normally do as I was keeping Granny company on the other side of the fence out of the way and then finishing up the lunch for everyone. Ended the day with more calves branded then we thought we had, which is always a good thing. Still have about 30 cows left to drop their calves so we will have to brand again around the end of July, but that time will just be the hubby, Bibble and myself. I am always glad when branding is over as the week leading up to it are longer than normal and busy. Also nice to have an idea how many calves you are going to sell in October since that is the only paycheck you get for the year.
Next week will find me working all the apples that I'm getting on Sunday. Looking to put some away for pies and cobblers and others will go to apple butter and apple sauce. Also going to make some pie crust and get that frozen so when I want to make a pie all is ready for me!