The Highland Rider 4H group wanted to work with calves this year. The calves were friendly but their mothers were another story. Most all cows are very protective of their babies so we decided to wean the calves early.
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The cow looked thin, thinner than the day before so I suspected that there must be a new born calf around. I had been watching Lucy closely for about a month. She was pregnant and her udders had filled out a few days earlier so I knew she was due soon.
Did you know that unrefrigerated eggs stay fresh for up to six months but once they are refrigerated they have to stay refrigerated? Europeans know this and don't refrigerate their eggs. I'm not sure why Americans decided that we need to refrigerate eggs but we do.
So what exactly are oxen? Are they a breed like Hereford or Angus? Or is the term "oxen" an occupation like lawyer or nurse? At the Shaker Village Artisan Day my oxen were about to demonstrate how they respond to voice commands when someone asked, “What are oxen?”
It's raining today but that does not mean the drought is over for farmers. I always thought that New England was safe from drought but not so this year.