Category Archives: oxen

Working with girl- New gear and hauling ditch hay-bedding..

Well, decided that I wanted to get out and give Girl a run though to see just how much back sliding we had done since I have not worked with her for a good solid six weeks.. Somethings were fine, … Continue reading

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Building a stone boat for Girl..

Well, I have not given up on the idea of a proper cart for girl, I am putting away the funds for her proper gear and wow, I don’t think I ever really understood the money involved with in regards to … Continue reading

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Single Draft Cow Training..

Oxen in training.. Ah, I have been trying to spend at least half an hour each day on training girl and in so many ways its showing, the road work is helping harden and work her feet (a very good … Continue reading

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Learning Curve-Hauling Hay in a very old fashion way

I swear this seemed like such a simple idea, I had my ox book and it showed how to tie the load to the Girl, and it said, just roll the hand cut and dried hay into bundles, that was … Continue reading

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Baby Oxen in training and a good visit.

Hi Guys, how about a little cow love today! I got to slip away from the folks for the afternoon and go visit a old friend of mine and her family, we all meet in collage, and her and I were roommates … Continue reading

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Oxen in the main stream media! Awesome

On a sunny Sunday just before the vernal equinox, Rich Ciotola set out to clear a pasture strewn with fallen wood. The just-thawed field was spongy, with grass sprouting under tangled branches. Late March and early April are farm-prep time … Continue reading

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Girl Training Update-Baby Oxen in Training.

As I am on Dial up, putting in or watching video’s on others sites are not really possable, so it will be photos.. so first we did a grow out photo of Girl my combo milk cow/large draft cow to … Continue reading

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Girl “cow love”

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Baby Oxen Training

I had a request to write more about what I am doing with Girl, so here is that post for this time. I do now have the Oxen a Teamster’s Guide by Drew Conroy and I quite like it, but … Continue reading

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Girl in training

So here is Girl taking a walk with me on the road this past weekend, she did really well,  of course as fate would have it, we had four of the folks that live around here all pass by while … Continue reading

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