Sunday, May 23, 2010

Another Camping Trip ~ Part 2, The Rest Of The Trip

I know this post is long over due.....

The night we arrived at the ranch the owner decided to kick off the branding by blowing up a bomb. This is something you do not try at home. That was just a little bit of excitement that happened. :D

Chad and the oldest boy had lots of fun sword fighting with plastic swords when there was a lull in the activity. Here is a small video that I put together. :)

When we were not watching the calves being branded, we were playing airsoft, laughing about silly things, playing games, and playing on a big tube that we would walk across the yard. Here are a few pictures. :)

When we got bored pushing it around on the grass we found a new way of doing it. :D
Looks like trouble, right? Well, take a look at these next pictures. Can you see the foot in this picture?

Yes, we actually pushed him down the steps.....

We had fun time out there and hope to go back. Thanks G family for having us! :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Another Camping Trip ~ Part 1, Branding

This past weekend we went back out the ranch that I have posted about before, click here if you don't remember. While we were out there, they branded calves. That was pretty fun to see. I have never really seen it done before. Here are some pictures......

This one is down the road from where we were staying. Sorry, I just had to put it in. :P

Grooming before hand


The boys (Chad, Jarod, and two boys of the family we went to see.)

The boys

Herding the cattle

Let the branding begin!

I love this picture!

"No! I don't want to go"

Jarod branding a calf

I think this picture is cool too. :)

It was a cold day, but it was fun to see. We got up to the barn about 8:00 am for breakfast and shortly after we ate, the branding started. It went until 2:00 or 3:00 pm. After that some of the group went shooting. Those pictures will be in the next post. For dinner we were back at the barn again.
Thanks to my wonderful sister for the amazing pictures!