aka "We've got
Okay enough punny stuff... meet the herd:
Last week I went with my friend Jo to look at some Dexters. Today B, Mom, Jo and I went to pick them up (Pie was at work). We got 4 heifers and a steer.
(yes all 5 are in that pic, the fifth one is hiding behind the others)The plan is to butcher the steer, probably next fall, and to breed the heifers. Unless of course by that time we're thinking "oh crap this was a bad idea" ;)
We decided on Dexters because they're small, therefore easier on your equipment (waterers, fences, etc), they're hardy enough for our winter cold & summer heat (don't laugh!), they are good beef & milkers, good mothers and calve easily.
;) My other heifer will probably be Nelly (because of a longstanding joke with Pie) The only thing is that, for now, they're pretty hard to tell apart. We know who the steer is, because he's the only boy lol. And I can tell which one is Tasty, her original ear tag ripped out so she has a torn ear and she's the only one tagged in the right ear. That's Tasty in the front in the above pic.