Freedom an’ Whisky: Branded

Photo courtesy Sarah Pfenninger)

By Nikolyn Williams


Over nine days we gathered, branded, vaccinated, and worked a little more than 1,000 calves spread out over 40,000 acres in four different ranch locations. There are scientists today that will tell you certain behaviors, mannerisms and even memories are inherited upon the strands of DNA.

As I watched 12 cowboys and one cowgirl unload their horses and ride out at sunrise, it was almost as if you could see those inherited memories riding alongside them in the ghostly form of their ancestors. I am quite sure those ancestors were there in spirit and in their hearts.

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