Uprooted Magnolia

Pardners from the East

Posted in Branding, Cattle Roundup, Nature, Photography by leahyetter on June 18, 2012

Our crew from back east took charge a couple of weeks ago and branded the last batch of calves.

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They led the mothers and calves out of the calving pasture,

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over the hill,

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along the fence line,

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and into the branding pen.

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They sorted the mothers from the calves and led them out of the corral.

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Reagan and Marley were great spectators.

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These guys were also in the audience. They snorted and stared and were as grumpy as ever.

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And then the roping began.

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Tommy and Hillbilly worked hard and did a great job of bringing the calves in so they could be vaccinated and branded quickly.

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©Leah Yetter Photographer

Once they were down, the ground crew swooped in and had them up and at’em in no time.

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A couple of days later, the cowboys and cowgirls led the herd up the hill so they could wait for the trucks to take them to the Laramie Plains

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©Leah Yetter Photographer

One little one tried to get away but Patrick and Jack guided him to the rest of the herd.

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They went right in to the corral, with the encouragement from those on horseback, and waited.

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On the last day of their visit, Marley’s mom and sister went shopping so we decided to have a photo shoot.

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Marley was a fantastic model and we had a blast taking her “cowgirl portraits”.

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We dodged a few raindrops and had moslty cloudy skies. But the sun popped out every now and then and we were dolloped with some lovely light.

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All in all it was a great visit and even though we put them to work, I hope they enjoyed it!

Click here for more images from these shoots. 🙂


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  1. idiosyncratic eye said, on June 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    The poor wee upside down calves, goodness knows what they make of it all! Those portraits are stunning. 🙂

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    • leahyetter said, on June 18, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      Oh I know, but they are down for about 40 seconds or less, but it does take time to heal. Poor little booboos. Thanks for the compliment!

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  2. cravesadventure said, on June 18, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Loving your photos – Have a Great Day:)

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  3. scrapydo said, on June 18, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing a day in your life. I enjoyed going with you and help gathering cattle!

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  4. JoAnn Smith said, on June 18, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    These are great!!! I miss it already!!!

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    • leahyetter said, on June 18, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      Thanks JoAnn, we miss you too! So glad you came out. How’s your new horse?

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  5. Janet Mackey said, on June 18, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Marley is a peach! Your pictures are wonderful, Leah. Does Reagan belong to you? I have a Reagan; she’s 11 and I’m sure would love nothing better than to be on horseback all day!

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    • leahyetter said, on June 18, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      Thanks Janet! Marley and Reagan are sisters and do not belong to me. I don’t have any kids, just animals. 🙂

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  6. thecakedoctorssurgery said, on June 19, 2012 at 12:13 am

    As always, a beautiful set of photos!

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  7. Lynne Otter photographer said, on June 19, 2012 at 2:53 am

    Ciao Leah, thanks for these cowboy series, great, love the little cowgirl portraits, so natural. 🙂

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  8. amazingved said, on June 19, 2012 at 7:30 am

    great photos, specially the kid’s portraits, nice work!

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  9. Lenore Diane said, on June 19, 2012 at 9:17 am

    I so enjoy these adventures. Thank you for taking us along with you.

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  10. trudyleedarman said, on June 19, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I loved the adventures and knowledge (seeing I know next to nothing re: cattle) and great photos. Photo shoot at the end….wonderful! You have a gift, thank you for sharing it.

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  11. The Pal Guy said, on June 21, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Stunning photos. i have helped out at a cousin’s apple farm before but never at a ranch. Looks like it would be an experience. Sorry to say, however, that i have pride in eating beef because of the long North American legacy of cattle ranching.
    Cheers

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  12. Sheila T Illustrated said, on June 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Love the narration. Patrick and Jack rounding up the stray calf is my favorite. 🙂

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  13. daffodillia said, on June 29, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Marley is amazing and you are very lucky to be living where you do. I love that you have shared this with us, what a wonderful insight into real life out there across the ocean from where I am in the UK.

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  14. melissakoski said, on July 1, 2012 at 7:42 am

    The two girls on the fence in the gallery were heart-hurting perfect. It seems like my girls were just that age and I blinked and now they’re pretty much teens. Those photos seem to capture their essence and age in a special way.

    The little one trying to get away was also a favorite as was Marley hugging her knee. So cute!

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  15. kerrypeterson said, on March 25, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Breathtaking photography. I think my man was supposed to be a cowboy. So does he. We just never made it to that life! Thanks for sharing your challenging, but beautiful way of life!

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