Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunday Photo - Oxen




Meet Fluffy and Cuddles...yep, that is really their names! These guys came to the Farmer's Market yesterday to offer free wagon rides to anyone interested.


Their owner, one of our local doctors, is a big supporter of our Farmer's Market and really believes in eating locally grown foods. In fact, he raised these two behemoths from calves and trained them to the yoke so that he could use them to plow and plant wheat...and he does!! His family also harvests, cleans and grinds the wheat into flour for baking. I bought some flour from them a couple of years ago and really liked it!


Here is their "dad," Dr. Andy, standing next to them. To give you some perspective, he is 6'3'' tall. He walks beside and drives them with the whip. It's always fun when Fluffly and Cuddles come to visit, they hang out by the road and we get a lot of people stopping in just to see them and they usually come visit the vendors at the Farmer's Market too! ;-)

Linking up with Madge for Weekly Top Shot, Jan for Straight Out Of the Camera Sunday and Nancy for Your Sunday Best.

18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they are so sparkling clean! love them!

Jan said...

Fluffy and Cuddles, indeed. Love these photos, and your post.

Candy C. said...

TWG,
It's funny you should mention that because Dr. Andy had just given them a bath so that they would look good for the Market! LOL!!

Tombstone Livestock said...

They didn't look that big is the first photo, then when you mention Dr. Andy is 6'3", they look really big.

Anonymous said...

Josiah and I looked at your photo archives. We sure like your desert/farm pics. Josiah noticed you had "thousands" of goat pics. LOL. Keep the photos coming. Your Bro"

Amy Burzese said...

So pretty. Great shots!

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, at first I thought they're not that big but in perspective, they certainly are! Love that story so much... Thank you Candy, for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #33!

Gunsside said...

Beautiful shots ;))

Mary Ann said...

Love the names, and what a great idea.... I'm glad the doctor trained and kept them.

Karen said...

I would love to take a wagon ride with those two! They look well taken care of and very happy. And very big! xx

Nancy Claeys said...

Aren't they sweet? Love their names too! :)

SweetLand Farm said...

YeeeHaaaa! Did ya go for a ride? Looks like fun. Nice of him to offer rides. Makes it more fun!

Hibiscus House said...

Fluffy and Cuddles are very pretty. I love cows wish I had some.

Susan said...

I love oxen - what a beautiful duo they are! Obviously, well-loved.

Marie said...

These oxen are absolutely wonderful! How great that their owner uses them to plow wheat! The fact that he grows wheat and sells it is just really great. I have to check out your Farmer's Market some time. It looks like a wonderful one! I have always wanted to paint a picture of the oxen I saw at Williamsburg. Maybe I will....They are just great animals!

Alica said...

Do you know what kind they are? They look like huge Holsteins with horns! :)

On another note...your posts haven't been showing up on my dashboard...have you ever had that happen? It's been happening with several blogs that I follow!!

edenhills said...

They are such handsome guys! I just love my ox, but he's kind of strong willed. I'm not sure I would have been able to train him if I tried, but he's done a good job of training me. :-)

Kateri said...

They are so beautiful! Are they holstiens? I'd be a bit intimidated by the horns, but I am sure they are friendly...