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Branding Time 2006

Mike's Meadow Muffin for May 1, 2006

Branding Time 2006

Methods learned from them old Vaqueros,

time has shown no need to change,

We rope and drag our calves to the branding fire.

It's spring on the northern Range.

Vaccinated castrated and branded,

The knife may sting, the iron is hot,

Good hands waste no time, He's back with mom,

almost as quick as he was caught.

Modern science and old traditions,

on a ranch they fit together,

As comfortably as a cowboy,

fits well worn saddle leather.

Them babies don't seem to notice,

that they are each a pioneer,

First generation of Chilcotin calves,

with a computer chip in their ear.

Mike Puhallo

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