Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Vigor



Here he is! I FINALLY have a healthy mule foal. My sister Mika was on hand to help and all went well. 'Hybrid Vigor' survived the ordeal, though had to be bottle fed for the first 24 hours. Rooster barely survived the bottle feeding, not to mention the every-three-hour foal check for an
entire month prior to his arrival!

There are not many mules in Massachusetts, so he is quite the neighborhood spectacle.

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Monday, June 08, 2009

Shearing Day

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Here is Melissa shearing Pattur, my herd sire. Icelandics are not your typical lay down and be still breed. They require some patience and Melissa does a wonderful job handling them. Below she is shearing Bjorn, a fairly large, horned, grey whether.