2022 Cattle Company day finally came. And the only way to get the girls to their summer home was a cattle drive. For big occasions such as this one should not attempt to ranch alone. So my trusty sidekick Kurt gladly lent a hand.
There's few men I'd could even think to call other than Kurt Mentele. He's always willing to help and keeps a light heart. My kind of guy.
I think overall the girls were excited to get new brands and head to the Hills.
Kurt did most of the branding.
Though I did get to brand my Herefords.
On them we used Dad's Reverse L Drawknife. Sure turned out nice.
Now that's a good looking herd. Eleven total this year.
Then we jumped eight into the trailer and headed for the Raney Ranch in the Black Hills.
I had the horses stashed in John's corrals on a previous trip. The girls lined out real nice as we trailed them to the north pasture.
I'd like to say it was a boring drive, but they did have to break right and test our cowboy skills. We won.
A cool down was definitely in order.
For the horses and for us.
If you want to peak my interest, just mention a cattle drive. Music to my ears. I love ranchin, and I'm so thankful John and Sue Raney let us run on their place. The cows love their grass and we love their company. Thanks crew for a good day and a successful drive. We're on to the next one...