Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Winka's Udder - for cow friends ... :-)

 I took these when she was nursing her 3 day old bull calf.  Looks decent to me, but I welcome feedback from other Dexter lovers.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Winka's Calf

 Well Winka finally had her calf this morning ... a bull, not a heifer ...
 ... black, not dun ...
... horned, not polled ...
 ... but I needed freezer beef for 2014 ... :-)
... and for Marion ... the best udder picture that I could get.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Yesterday ... Otis Met Milo!!!

They actually went crazy together ... but not when I had my phone/camera ready ... LOL!

AND ... Otis LOVED The Goat ... so he'll be happy this summer when we get to hang out there ... :-)

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Zoo With Family and My Phone!

 Yesterday, I met Chris, Kerri, Will and Sloane at the Toronto Zoo.  The weather was GLORIOUS ... as was the company.  I forgot to bring my camera, which is becoming far to frequent ... so I decided to use the camera on my phone.   I'm happy with the results.
I love the Red River Pigs in the African Pavilion.
 The White Rhinos are pretty awesome.
This penguin from South Africa entertained the crowds for hours!
 This is likely one of the last times we'll see the Elephants as Bob Barker is having them moved to a sanctuary in a warmer climate.
 Canada Geese were everywhere ... as was there poop!
The hyena's were pretty lazy what with the warmth of the sun.
 Sloane on a hippo ...
Will on a hippo ...
 Will on a log ...
Will and Sloane 'hiding' ...
 ... signs of Spring ... about a month too early!

What a fun day!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Willow Garden Ziek's Shadow

 Here he is ... Shadow.  Still has a smooth poll, so I expect that he really is a polled A2/A2 Dexter.
 Still waiting on Winka.  I am beginning to think that she didn't take when I saw her bred and that she got caught on the next cycle.  So ... if no calf by Friday, I'll be waiting until April 1st-ish.
I'm liking the look of this guy a lot!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Otis and 'The Steps' - Day Two

 Otis went outside for stair practice for the second time today.
His first thought was ... 'No Way'.
 Then he looked for the spot with smaller stairs that he must have used yesterday when he managed to get down the stairs.
Then he 'bit the bullet' and started down ...
 He took a rest after the first couple of steps and then just tore down the rest.
 Looking back on it, he seemed pretty pleased with himself.
 He was pretty proud of himself as we ran around about the yard.
 Of course, after that outing, Otis felt that he deserved a spot in the sun ... :-)
 And he did.

Life is good!

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Otis Meets Sloane and Will ... :-)

 The look in Otis' eyes is NOT terror!  He and Sloane had a real bond ... and Otis certainly held his own ... :-)
And ... if any of you wonder Where the Wild Things Are ... they are in Will's dress-up box!  What an awesome day!

Life is good!