PlainSky, Nebraskans: Tough Calf, Dawes County

Tough Calf, Dawes County

Tough Calf, Dawes County

These two young cowhands became much of my focus the morning of the branding; even at such a young age, they both had the look and attitude of much more seasoned…men. I found it a poignant reminder of how quickly a ranching life forces children to grow up, and as a young cowgirl, not more than 14 or 15, roped a stubborn calf expertly and swiftly, the older of the two boys instinctively protected the younger, pulling him back to the fence as the calf was to be dragged past.

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