Friday, June 24, 2011

Ox Takes Time to Smell the Lady's Slippers

Ox Pulling Cart Spots Showy Lady's Slipper Orchid

Scout the Ox Smells the Native Prairie Flowers

Ayrshire Steer and Minnesota State Flower
Cypripedium reginae
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Just a Little Cowlick

Music: Love Comes - The Posies (Every Kind of Light)

Ox Steps Through Ox Yoke While Grazing

Scout the Ox discovers a minor difficulty when he puts his head down to graze while wearing his yoke. The yoke slid behind his head and as he stepped forward he stepped into the "bow."

Having lifted his feet frequently when he was small, paid off in remedying this situation. Early training of the ox-to-be is invaluable when he has grown too big to be overcome physically. I weighed him on a registered scale over the weekend and he came in at 1400 pounds. He's a year and eight months old and still growing fast.