Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Let It Snow! Let It Snow!: Ox in Winter

Scout the Ox Begins His Second Winter --- With a Smile
The blaze orange ribbon was for safety during hunting season.

Winter for Scout the Ox Means Cozy Nights in the Barn

[Editor's note: Don't tape your ox's horns!  In several weeks time the tape began to deform Scout's rapidly growing horn and was discernible for a long time after.]
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Gulland said...

I just visited our new single ox. He's a Jersey, is one week old today and is doing quite nicely with his mom. Your blog has inspired me to start with a single instead of a team. I've taken classes at Tillers and am a MODA member, so I have handled cattle before. I think we share an interest in the ox as a companion as well as a draft animal. I love your blog. Keep up the good work!

Larry Cooper

LTD said...

Thanks Larry ---
I wish you the best with your calf. Yes, the ox can make an excellent companion animal. Keep in touch.


Gulland said...

I thought you might be interested in a couple of oxen posts from my blog. The 'More Ox Talk' post describes the ox/human relationship I was talking about. There are a lot of photos linked from the 'Things I Like' post, near the end of the post.

By the way, are you near Roseau?



LTD said...

I have enjoyed your posts on your broadfork blog and all the MODA pictures. I especially liked your juxtaposition of the ox and the anvil.

Yes, we are relatively near Roseau --- about 90 miles.

Are you familiar with the Wordpress blog Friday Night Oxen --- Chuck has a team of Jersey oxen http://108chuck108.wordpress.com/jiggerjolly/