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Branding On the Moon

After round up, and roping, the flankers and heelers work hard, holding the calf down while the crew gets to work notching, branding, castrating, vaccinating and other health care. All this takes place in a matter of seconds, and the calf is released to go with his mama.

 

"Branding On the Moon" - 48" x 60" - Oil
“Branding On the Moon” – 48″ x 60″ – Oil

 

I had little knowledge of ranch work when I began this series. After being with these men in their work over a two year period, I came to respect them for their character, their work, and their respect for both land and animals.

 

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