“Branding Pen” watercolor original 14.25″ x 18″
Calf ropers making plans on which calf to catch
Where ever there are cattle, there are cowboys and when spring comes it is time to brand the calves. Many of the cowboys like to stay with the old ways. It is tradition, a branding fire, the cowboys a horseback, roping the calf and draging it to the fire, kids wrestling the calf to the ground and holding it down until all of the procedures are accomplished. These traditions are handed down from generation to generation. This is how the western ways are preserved.