Love the pics! In fact, I love this blog! Thanks for sharing and your ox and dog are both very beautiful.
October 25, 2011 7:08 PM
Thanks for your terrific blog! I love the anatomy diagrams. Scout is handsome and the dog is cute, too; not to mention the lovely family. So much good info, presented beautifully.
May 3, 2012 9:01 AM
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Ox in Training: Hauling Firewood
On a November day when the sky was grey, like the side of a fish, I chunked up a fallen Box Elder tree. After checking out the chainsaw with his usual curiosity, Scout the Ox grazed nearby while Harry the Dog hunted mice in the tall grass.
Scout the Ox pulled the load without difficulty; the cart was a little top-heavy and we did tip it over one time, but otherwise it worked great. I lead him with my lead-stick (see Broomhandle Ox Training Aid) because the trail to the woodpile meanders around numerous obstacles, and the like.
The dump function worked well. When we'd get a load to the woodpile I'd trip the dump and have Scout the Ox move the cart ahead. I came back to split and stack the firewood later.