Sunday, August 16, 2009

Camping trip
































































This weekend we went camping with my Dad (Grandpa) to Jones Crossing. It is located on the Mogollon Rim past Pine and Strawberry. The last photo of Kendall was taken shortly after we arrived on Friday arrived. Less than an hour later she fell down the camper steps and hit her face on a large rock. It swelled fast and the next day her eye and cheek were fat. Today it scabbed over and the swelling is gone. Poor baby one side of her face is perfect and the other side looks like she returned from battle! There were hundreds of cows in the area where we camped. On Saturday about 10 ranchers came and herded up the cows and took them to the corrals for branding. We watched them brand and give injections to the baby cows. They also cut off their balls on the male cows. It was brutal to watch. Then we heard the cows cry all night trying to find their babies and mommies. Kendall loved the cows and kept saying "cow" and pointing and "mooing" at them. It was fun to watch the ranchers hard at work roping the cattle and herding them but sad to see the baby cows being branded and banded. We had a blast on our camping trip. Thanks Grandpa for hosting us!

5 comments:

Cheryl said...

How fun! I was wondering about her little eye! Poor little thing. Gentry fell out of the trailer but luckily she landed on her belly!

russellmaynard said...

OMG! Poor baby. Those trailer steps are doozies, even for grown-ups. Looks like she had a blast anyway. Hope the boys weren't all emotionaly scarred over the "banding"!

Andrea said...

Poor sweet girl..dang it! That is so sad to see on her cute face. Brady tried to carry Aubrey out of our trailer and dropped her down the stairs onto cement. It was lovely. Still looks like a fun trip out! I wish you were her to camp with us :)

The Saunders Family said...

OUCH! Did you at least have a lollipop to soothe the pain? Looks like a fun camping trip!

The Wades said...

Well, it's not like you haven't seen that all before, my friend! You should be old calloused pros by now.

One broken leg and we lost you for good. ;) totally teasing. Glad you had fun. Kendall looks so cute with that swollen eye. Tough girl.