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.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Dreary winter keeps hanging on....

Not much to write home about in February.  It's the month of truly uncertain weather - we've seen 60 degrees and way below freezing.  Blue skies, fog, ice, rain, snow......  Fortunately, we'll be seeing February in the rear view mirror soon enough.  Spring must be on the way.

In the meantime, I get these pleading looks from all the girls.  They are letting me know that they are quite pregnant now (we are about a week away from our first potential calf!) and want the snow to stop!  Bess is already a guest in the corral because we think she'll be first (and she has the saddest eyes).

And there's nothing left to do but entertain ourselves by learning to take pictures of ourselves with our friends:

Sunday, February 2, 2014

In Other News......

We often see Wide Loads travel down our north/south highway.  We can see the caravans go by from our back deck and sometimes speculate on what the heck IS that!?  This time we first noticed the utility trucks gathering at the corner where our county road meets the highway.  In the country, we really notice when there are "strange" vehicles in our vicinity, so we were kind of wondering what the heck was going on....

Finally --

This is definitely the biggest thing we've ever seen coming down our highway.  It takes both lanes and had multiple semi's pushing and pulling.  Just wow.  Apparently we weren't the only ones in awe as there was an article in the Lusk newspaper soon after.  This, folks, is the Spud Gunn.  It's 198 feet long and weighs 261 tons.  Combined with the trucks and trailers, it's a whopping 425 feet long (not counting the accompanying  warning vehicles and utility trucks!).  It's actually a demethanizer column that can separate methane from natural gas.  It's headed to Kansas at a mind-numbing 50 miles a day from Eaton Metal Products in Idaho.   The logistics must be amazing.

And just for fun, lunch time in the pasture:

Here's Twizzler.  She always has a milk face.  Watching her eat, we can clearly see why!  She is a busy busy girl at feeding time!

Frostbite is much neater when she eats and can't understand what all the fuss is about!  Love her fur coat this winter......