Welcome to Moosters Meadows - home of Irish Dexter Cattle! We strive to breed a truly dual purpose Dexter, providing both excellent beef and milk. All of our Dexters are purebred and registered with the American Dexter Cattle Association (ADCA). We'll be blogging about what goes on here on our little ranch in Wyoming and life with Dexters. Feel free to visit our website as well.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Much to be thankful for ....  Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Baby Break

We're heavily in the middle of this:
So, it was really nice to get out of the house - where the furniture is everywhere but where it's supposed to be.....  Saying good-bye to the carpet and hello to new flooring has been a long time coming.  Now that we're in the midst of it (painting, getting the old out to make way for the new), I question my sanity.  I'm certain that Chris questions my sanity!  It will be wonderful when it's finished, but not so much right now....

Today's short but fun outing found the three fall calves together with no momma cows in sight.  The ATV became a source of adventure for them:

Look how far away we are from everything!
Gypsy came right over to give the ATV a taste test...
Queen was a little slower to explore and Surprise wasn't sure he wanted anything to do with me or the machine!
Eventually both of these cuties came to visit and do a taste test on nearly every part of the ATV.  They are truly curious.

Surprise contorted his body in a number of weird ways (how do they do that?!), but he never approached any closer than this!  Maybe his mom whispered in his ear to stay the heck away from green machines ----

and then it was time to get back to pulling staples from the living room sub-floor.  Ugh.  Just ugh.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Spent some quality time with the girls and 'Dance in the pasture today.  They were happy at the feeders, but wondered who was stalking them!  We counted 17 this time.  There were originally seven that camped (and ate) on our pastures.  Just this week the larger herd from down the road joined up with them.  Now we are completely overrun -- and the girls don't like it!


The big guy looks pretty well fed to us.  They really aren't that afraid of us either - these pictures were taken in mid-afternoon --  we watched them walk closer and closer to the hay bales .  Darn things.  We need to find hunters with mulie tags - ASAP!

The little gem below is Moosters DancenQueen.  She's going to be very special indeed!
The weather was perfect today - hovering just around 70 degrees.  Winter is due to return this weekend.  The high for Saturday looks like something near 32.  Yippee.