Friday, October 28, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Thanks for repairing the rototiller Ken! As you can see it's running good.
It appeared the tiller had died but Ken worked his magic and it is up and running again. It pays to have a mechanic in the family.
After sitting for the summer the pile of shredded paper bedding and manure has broken down into a nice workable compost. (I used white non-glossy paper and newsprint for Scout the Ox's bedding last winter.) The compost is spread on the garden and I am tilling it in.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
This video shows me scraping out ox manure for spreading on our vegetable garden, using an 8N Ford tractor like my Grandpa used to farm his 160 acres with. Perhaps Scout the Ox is feeling insecure with the introduction of the tractor to our very small farm. He need not, because the scraper has made the ox-manure handling a lot more doable than with pitch fork alone.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Scout the Ox drives well for Amy until he sees an irresistable opportunity to brush off some horn flies --- and perchance, the cart and driver. Is Amy is up to the challenge?
Sunday, October 2, 2011
At 23-months of age Scout the Ox has graduated from a broom-handle to a shovel-handle. See Training Aid.
Less than two-years ago he rode home in Amy's lap. See Scout in Amy's Lap