Stampede is a good time to celebrate Alberta traditions.

Spring branding is as much a social occasion as it is a chore. It doesn’t matter whether you’re on a ranch, out on the prairie, or here at the Pincher Creek Hutterite Colony, it’s a time for friends and neighbours to get together and get the job done, as illustrated by Postmedia photographer Leah Hennel.

Branding on the Pincher Creek Colony in southern Alberta. Tuesday May 15, 2018. Leah Hennel/Postmedia

Lilian Gross helps round up cattle during branding on the Pincher Creek Colony in southern Alberta. Tuesday May 15, 2018. Leah Hennel/Postmedia

Young Hutterite girls enjoy a break from branding on the Pincher Creek Colony in southern Alberta on Tuesday May 15, 2018. Leah Hennel/Postmedia

Sheanna Gross during branding on the Pincher Creek Colony in southern, Alberta on Tuesday May 15, 2018. Leah Hennel/Postmedia

Branding on the Pincher Creek Colony in southern Alberta. Tuesday May 15, 2018. Leah Hennel/Postmedia

Kevin Thompson helps out during branding on the Pincher Creek Colony in southern Alberta. Tuesday May 15, 2018. Leah Hennel/Postmedia

Hutterite girls clean prairie oysters during branding on the Pincher Creek Colony in southern Alberta. Tuesday May 15, 2018. Leah Hennel/Postmedia

Branding time is as much a social occasion as it is a chore.
And it doesnít matter whether youíre on a ranch out on the prairie or here at Pincher Creek Colony, itís a time for friends and neighbours to get together and get the job done. Leah Hennel/Postmedia

Lilian Gross holds down a calf during branding on the Pincher Creek Colony in southern Alberta. Tuesday May 15, 2018. Leah Hennel/Postmedia

After a long hot day of branding this years calves, members of the Pincher Creek Colony in southern, Alberta enjoy a well deserved dinner on Tuesday May 15, 2018. Leah Hennel/Postmedia

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Prairie ritual: Spring branding on the Pincher Creek Hutterite Colony

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