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Refresher course needed for ox team

1/20/21

Topper and Stash stood on the edge of a ravine, a 20-foot drop, with a log attached to their yoke. One more step and they’d go over the edge...

All of us, including our pets and livestock, deal with fear. Humans might worry about mortgage payments, an upcoming audit, or severe illness. Our...

By HENRY HOMEYER This past year was a tough one for many of us: isolation due to COVID-19, political turmoil, employment interruptions and more...

It’s easy to know what I don’t want in 2021 – almost everything from 2020. It’s not hard to bash 2020 on the nose and say, “Good riddance!” The...

It’s the winter season of holidays and celebrations: Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year. This year of the pandemic is so different from...

HENRY HOMEYER By now many of us are providing seeds to the neighborhood birds. Of course the seeds we provide are just a part of the diet of a wild...

A job for a lazy ox

12/19/20

Working oxen is my special joy. My pair of 8-year-old Scottish Highlander oxen have accepted me as their leader. We work as a team hauling logs...

Herd leader keeps team in practice

12/14/20

Stash watched from behind the fence as I worked with his teammate, Topper. They are 8-year-old Scottish Highlander oxen, whom I call the “the boys....

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