AtoZ Blog: Animals

We grow produce at AtoZ but also raise livestock—cows, oxen, pigs, sheep and chickens! Here are some stories of the (mainly) four-legged residents of the farm.

Ode to Skip

Posted on March 18, 2011 in Animals

Mid-March, 2011 we had Emmet's Ox, Skip, put down by the vet. Something had happened and 2500LB Skip could not get up on his back legs. He was almost 10 years old and had lost his yoke partner, Twirl, 5 years before. Oh Skip. How we miss your large Brown Swiss presence. Spud and Tater mooed for days...

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Ida had three sweet lambs on Easter Monday. I saw her pawing the ground at 4:20pm and by 5:30 she had three lambs up and nursing. They had a lovely little conversation back and forth-babies baa, mama baas, babies baa, mama baas. The caption reads: I am your mother. I am your baby. It is on...

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Easter Sunday

Posted on April 04, 2010 in Animals

We are still waiting for Erma to have her lambs. She looks as big as a house. She waddles when she walks. She lays down while Ida continues to eat. She wonders why I keep coming out to the pasture to look at her. Because we can't wait! Lambs are the cutest thing ever.New chicks are in the...

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