Wednesday, March 20, 2013

#34 - Dexter Heifer in the Snow

5X7 Oil on Panel
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Over 30 years ago, we had a lovely family milk cow that we called simply "Red Cow". She was a beef cow and we thought part Milking Shorthorn. Not only did she deliver lovely, beefy calves, but she also supplied my family with wonderful fresh milk. She was small, stocky, compact and efficient. And her personality was delightful as well...much like the Dexter breed of cattle. I have often thought if I could find another like her, I would do what it took to bring her home. Only other "cow people" understand what it's like to reminisce about "cows past".
We are in the middle of reworking the garden. The big "truck garden" is staying the same - we can do most of the hard work in that area with a tractor. But the small garden (which must be protected from hungry critters like marauding chickens) is getting more and more compromised by trees and shade and gets harder to till every year . So we are scaling it down by concentrating on 4 raised beds (easier on the back) that will be enclosed in a chicken-proof fence. This is no easy project for two 60+s with bad backs. Thank God for mechanical help in the form of front end loader tractors.
Jeremiah 32:22
You gave them this land you had sworn to give their ancestors, a land flowing with milk and honey.

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