I thought I had better do an animal post. It has been awhile hasn't it, and so to make up for lost time I am going to post about cows and horses. Nice aren't I? The plan for the day was to just ride to Beaver Lake and enjoy what might possibly be the last day to ride outdoors. It was pleasant when we started out, but you can't get too comfortable around here, so yes, the wind kicked in and the wind was not against our backs, we rode into the wind which is not real fun.
The ride was nice despite the wind as it settled right down and warmed up a bit on our way back. Just Shauna, Dixie and I this go around. Shauna came up to Dixie and I after church and said, "Hey, when are we going to go riding again?" We all three love to ride so that was that.
On our way back we stopped for a picnic/snack break in the trees (leaves have changed color and are gone already) and then headed back to Shauna's place to find her husband and son branding calves. I was sure they needed my help, I was just sure of it.
Have you ever smelled burning cow flesh? It smells awful.
I am not sure what I thought was so funny here, but I guess this just goes to show you that I think branding is fun. I really do feel bad for these calves though. First they are taken away from their mommas and then they are branded-not once, not twice, but three times. My job was to do the number 9 under the other two brands. But I think I feel more sorry for the mommas. Nursing one minute, then bamm, no baby. Kinda cruel don't ya think?