Everything I knew about branding calves before this weekend is out the window. I spent a few days last week at a family friend's ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska. The ranch is located in Cherry County, which is larger than each of the states of Connecticut, Delaware and Rhode Island. My two-day crash course on how to properly wrestle a "doagie" was a blast, but I'm not cut out for doing it everyday. I got roughed up and was in the way of the cowboys doing the real work, but I got a few images documenting the process. Enjoy.