Flower beds, singed hair and branding cows


I haven’t posted for a while. I have had some server problems and had to change Internet providers.  My new provider is really good and I finally have everything back up and running again.

We had a wonderful weekend out in Vernal.  We helped Jolyn’s mom build two large flower beds in front of her house with stones that went three high.  We brought in a bunch of dirt and put in some new window wells.  We raised the dirt about a foot in these flower beds.  It looks nice and when she gets some plants in there it will really change how her house looks.

We then went out and pruned some old apple trees.  We think these trees are around 75 years old.  We burned the green branches and had to get the fire pretty hot to do it.  Put it this way, I was standing four feet away from the fire and a puff of smoke hit my face and singed my eyebrows and eyelashes.  That is a hot fire.

The next day, a friend of ours called and asked if we could help brand his cows.  So we drove a while out of town from Vernal and helped him brand 90 calves.  We parked our van in a coral where we release the mother cows while we brand the calves.  I don’t know why, but the cows sit there and lick our white van.  Do they think it is ice cream?  I had to stop and wash the van on our way back into town.

Here are a few pictures of the branding.

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