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.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dun da da Dun Dun Dun !!!

Looks like we're going to have to change a bit of wording on our website because we are now owners of two beautiful new dun girls (and an equally beautiful black full sister).  Meet Hershey, her daughter Cocoa, and Hershey's sister Dash:

How could you not love this face or those horns!?

We are so thankful to Randy and Susan for trusting us with these lovely girls.  Can't wait for summer calves!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

First Calf of the Year is Here!

At long last!  Seems like we've been waiting and watching for Tracy to pop this little guy out for a very long time (I'm sure she thought so too).  Meet Wieringa's Barkley.  He's a stout polled bull calf out of our Tracy and Kip.  Definitely carries red.  More info to come as he gets a bit older.

Now we can relax on the calving front for a few months.  Then look out in the spring!  All 'Dance babies for 2014.

In other news, our new updated website is finally done!  Pretty darn pleased with it - hope you enjoy the new look too.  We'd recommend Roger at Made Right Media if you ever want to do your own web site.  I still have a lot of pictures to add to the Our Herd page (and I'm pretty slow), but I was trained well and can do it myself!  Thanks Roger!

Friday, January 10, 2014

No Cows Were Harmed

No cows were harmed (or even aware of what we were doing, for that matter) in the tiny little adventure below.

We'd been out checking on the girls and both of us commented on the "something" down by the creek in the south end of the pasture.  We couldn't tell from the upper pasture quite what we were seeing (might have something to do with getting older and eyesight and all that), so we thought we'd motor down to see what we could see.

The creek looked well frozen so we crossed over at the cross over, then cruised down to where we thought we saw the "something."  Um, okay, it's farther that we thought, but the ice is pretty thick.  Right?

Nope.   We dropped that front wheel right through the ice and into the creek.  No traction because there is ice most everywhere else.  The cattails disguised the mushy ice - really.

After a nice brisk walk back to the barn to get the tractor, and after multiple times of breaking the rope, my ever patient husband pulled the ATV out of the creek and we were both soon on our way home.

By the way, we never did find out what the "something" was........