Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Branding Cattle

I really like this picture from 1905. It shows cowboys out on the range branding cattle. You can see the herd in the background, along with an old wooden windmill. This is a wonderful picture of old time cattle ranching. 


  1. And unlike the movies, not a single cowboy is wear a gun. I would say that wearing a gun while trying to brand would be very cumbersome. I wonder where their fire is for making the branding iron hot.

  2. That's a pretty big cow, to be just now branding.

  3. I'll bet it doesn't really hurt the cows just like it doesn't hurt the lobsters when I throw them in the boiling water.....


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