Each year, in the Spring my aunt and uncle host their annual Red Angus Bull Sale. Along with their son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Dana, raise Registered Red Angus cattle. They select a number of yearling and two-year-old bulls they have raised to sell at their auction each Spring.
They have been having this sale for several years but this is the first year I have attended. I was by no means in the market for a young bull, however well bred and selected for genetic superiority they may be. I was there simply to capture the day on my camera and practice this new skill I have been honing.
The day certainly didn’t disappoint with sunny skies and seasonably warm temps. Ranchers came from far and near, by land and by plane to view, inspect and purchase these fine Red Angus Bulls and possibly to sample Naomi’s homemade pie and cinnamon rolls. Although the bull sale went (I thought) extremely well, it wasn’t the sale of the bulls that made the day so wonderful. It was the coming together of family and friends; the gathering of a rural community that really struck me. It was refreshing to see that this kind of old-fashioned gathering together of ranchers and farmers can still happen today.