Ranching doesn't follow the four seasons. It's in a category on it's own. And lately, the four seasons happen a few times every month! Gotta love good ol' Nebrasky weather...just wait 10 minutes and it'll change.
So we started out this winter with some snow and getting things ready for calving. Calving started with a bang! Three sets of twins in two weeks meant a few bottle babies. They all survived and a few have new mommies now, and all doing well! Of course there are some that didn't make it and a few premature, but sadly it happens. Seems like every calving season I see something new, and definitely learn about 20 new things I didn't know the year before.
We still have quite a few left to calve, but this weekend (EEEEEEEEEEKKK...that's me squeeling like a really excited little girl!) we have our first branding of the year!!!!! I'm not quite sure why I love branding season so much. Maybe it's because I get to ride my horse..see people I haven't seen in months... oh and eat good food..AND if I'm lucky, (and can talk myself into) I can get the rope out and drag a few out of the branding pen! What a rush that is! I'm a loooong ways away from being a pro, and my arm gets tired from all the misses, but it's still so much fun!
I'm so happy I was able to work on this project this month! Back in February, the state said the old sign had to be redone or they were going to take it down. I happily agreed to help with this project. I really liked the old sign but it was sadly starting to fall apart. This was my biggest vinyl project I've worked on so far and it turned out GREAT!
As some of you may know, the DeWitty historical marker was planned to be installed and unveiled on April 11th. So I was able to work on the sign for 2.5 days and get it finished! With the help of my husband, and his boss, we painted the sign and installed the news signs just in time for the big Brownlee/DeWitty celebration!!
For more about the DeWitty Historical Marker, you can read about it here.
Thank you for all the compliments on the sign already! We are so pleased how it turned out!
Ramblings from the Ranch, with Yours Truly
A day in the life as a cowgirl, designer, photographer, wife, and the lovely things that go along with living 30 miles from town.