Monday, May 4, 2009

Bringing home our newest additions to the homestead

We're off this morning to pick up the two newest additions to our homestead, Bridget and Molly, two Irish dexter heifers. We attempted cows when we first arrived on Antiquity Oaks in 2002, but we wound up with two wild cows that were too challenging for us.

Bridget and Molly were born in November and December of 2008, so they're still young ladies, and they are supposedly quite friendly. We delivered goats to people in S. Illinois and Missouri on Saturday, then spent Sunday shopping for halters and new waterproof boots. The halters are for Bridget and Molly; the boots are for Mike and me, because most of our pastures back home are flooded due to all the rain we've been having.

I'll be making my first attempt at mobile blogging later today when we pick up the girls. I'm going to attempt to take pictures of them and post. Hope it works! When I get home, I'll have a lot to catch up on. I want to tell you all about the fabulous urban homestead in St. Louis where we delivered a couple of goats, and I still need to tell you about Katydid, our new female llama.


SkippyMom said...

Oh, I can't wait to see them! It is wonderful you are getting them so young - it sounds like a great idea :)

Good luck and have a safe trip

Jenny Holden said...

Dexters are super cows, I'm sure you'll enjoy them... although they have a reputation for being a bit bolshy!


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