Jonita- How long have you been on this ranch?
Doug- Well, 80 years or a little better.
Jonita- What animals do you run?
Jonita- How did you come to have the ranch?
Doug- Well, it was just left over to me, I guess.
Jonita- Are there any other brands used on this ranch before you?
Doug- No, I have that Bar Diamond I still got and that Bar GC.
Jonita- How many brands did your place have?
Doug- Well, just them three and of course the one I've got, that is not an old brand, that Bar Diamond is.
Jonita- From what stream do you irrigate?
Doug- Green River and Horse Creek - well, the other water right now out of Green River comes into Horse Creek so I'll be Green River, I guess.
Jonita- Who are your neighbors? And their brands, I guess.
Doug- Well, you and Swains and Wardells - H7. and Grubbing Hoe and the AV.
Jonita- Now, what is the main brand that you use?
Doug- Bar Diamond.
Jonita- Where is it on the animals and the ear mark and all that?
Doug- The left side on the ribs and the under bit on the right ears and the under scope on the left ear.
Jonita- Do you have a wattle or dewlap with it?
Doug- Well, I have , but I don't use it.
Jonita- Ok, is it a wattle or is it a dewlap?
Doug- It is a dewlap wattle.
Jonita- Under the chin?
Doug- Un huh., but darned thing, I put it on and it rots off.
Jonita- How long have you had this brand?
Doug- Oh., I guess as long as I've had it.
Jonita- Where did you get the brand?
Doug- I think it come from Jonn McNinch, I'm not sure - I think his sister had it.
Jonita- Has the brand been good?
Doug- Well, it's easy to see.
Jonita- Is there a plan to keep the brand in the family?
Jonita- OK - and then what about the Bar Diamond, where is it located, etc., ear mark and stuff?
Doug- It's on the left rib and the ear mark would be the same and on the horses it's on the shoulder. On the Bar 7 it's on the hip on the horses.
Jonita- Ok, do you have a wattle or dewlap with the Bar Diamond?
Jonita- How long have you had this brand, the Bar Diamond?
Doug- Well, the same as the other one, I guess.
Jonita- And where did you get the Bar Diamond?
Doug- Same place, I guess.
Jonita- What about the Bar GC?
Doug- Well, I got that after the war, sometime.
Jonita- Where did you get it?
Doug- I just sent it in.
Jonita- Just sent in for it? Ok.. do you want to talk about the branding?
Doug- Well, there's only about one thing and that's in the spring.
Jonita- Ok, have the branding procedures changed over the years?