Friday, October 28, 2011

Scout the Ox Eats His Spinach

If you want to grow up as strong as an ox --- eat your spinich!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Ox and Dog: Pasture Buddies

Livestock Guardian Dog

Panting Dog's Tongue

Ayrshire Ox and Dog are Best of Friends

Grazing 2-year Old Ayrshire Steer Who Is Being Trained as an Ox


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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Rototilling Ox-Manure/Shedded-Paper Compost into Garden

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

Ox Playing With Cattails

Scout the Ox discovered cattails and amused himself with them several times --- the last time of which I caught here on video.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Scraping Ox Manure: The Cameraman Has Horns

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

Suzanne Drives the Ox Cart: So Far So Good!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Amy Drives the Ox and He is Up to Mischief

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

Scout and Amy: Ox Still Growing as He Nears Age Two

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
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