How perceptive do you think you are? I like to think I have a keen sensitivity to the needs of my husband and children, that I have an acute awareness of all that goes on around me. But the truth is there are some things that occur so often I kind of take them for granted. As I was sorting through the pictures I took of the branding last weekend I noticed something interesting. I had captured some moments that happen quite often but I hardly stop to take notice. They were all taken within the span of two hours last Saturday morning. I present the many “faces” of Mr. Ferrero Rocher.
Well, not really. He does not like working cows. Mostly because of some bad injuries that have occurred in the past: split lip almost up to his nose, sliced hand (where I passed out watching the doc stitch him up), being bucked off and drug when his foot got stuck in the stirrup, and getting kicked so hard his whole leg was bruised from his thigh down to his ankle. He’ll cowboy when he needs to but only if he really needs to.
(Notice the uneven upper left lip. That’s the scar from his split lip and his own doctoring. Too much blood to see if he was lining his lip up right before putting the butterfly bandage on.)
Mr. FR took some time between calves to scoop up Special Dark while he was walking by. I just love this image.
Did you know that a bright yellow rain slicker is part of a farmer’s wardrobe? The end gun on the pivot needed to be fixed. We all watched as he got drenched, swore a little bit, got drenched some more and finally fixed the end gun. The girls’ comment was, “He’s kind of like Bob Hope!”