Branding Day Dinner at the Kirk Ranch

By on Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Every spring, the Kirks gather their herd of cattle for branding. Their ranch, in South Dakota’s Black Hills, is a comfortable, pretty place with breathtaking views of the hills and pastureland. Friends and neighbors roll out of bed early to help–in this particular case, despite temperatures in the teens. Amy Kirk, a rancher’s wife as well as a writer, talks about her life on the ranch and the buildup to Branding Day’s big reward: the Branding Day Dinner.

Written by Erika Kotite

Erika Kotite is an editor, writer and owner of Toque.

10 Comments

  1. Amy Kirk says:

    Our branding day dinner was filmed last spring for @ToqueMag. Watch the 8 minute video here: http://tinyurl.com/279o52o

  2. An authentic Branding Day Dinner in Pringle South Dakota–Toque's proud to present "What's for Dinner America?" http://tinyurl.com/279o52o

  3. Erika Kotite says:

    An authentic Branding Day Dinner in Pringle South Dakota–Toque's proud to present "What's for Dinner America?" http://tinyurl.com/279o52o

  4. Amy Kirk says:

    RT @etkotite: An authentic Branding Day Dinner in Pringle South Dakota–Toque's proud to present "What's for Dinner America?" http://tinyurl.com/279o52o

  5. Amy Kirk says:

    RT @toquemag: An authentic Branding Day Dinner in Pringle South Dakota–Toque's proud to present "What's for Dinner America?" http://tinyurl.com/279o52o

  6. RT @RanchwifesSlant: Our branding day dinner was filmed last spring for @ToqueMag. Watch the 8 minute video here: http://tinyurl.com/279o52o

  7. Dorothy Delicate says:

    This is fabulous, Amy! Thanks so very much for sharing the video. Great fun to see you in action–as a great farm wife, a wonderful Mom, and excellent cook. The world is a better place because of people like you in it. Keep up the good work.
    God bless you always.
    Love, Dorothy

  8. South Dakota on my mind…Branding Day Dinner at the Kirk Ranch. New video on Toque http://tinyurl.com/279o52o

  9. Marilyn Tesch says:

    Hi. seen your video and love it, We are Minnesotans,Norwegian that is. My question is,can visitors come and watch this on Oct. 14, my husband used to work on ranch in New Mexico. We have quarter horses, and we are now vacation for a week and this would be his birthday present. God Bless you, and thank you.

  10. Erika Kotite says:

    Hi Marilyn do you mean actually go out to the Kirk ranch and watch? Branding usually occurs in late April/early May but we’ll ask and see.

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