Wednesday, January 5, 2011

In Like Flynn!

It's the new year, and we're feeling bullish about the farm. You see, today is the twelfth day of Christmas, and a farmer from Northern Maine delivered a very special present to Iona and Maisie, our two Scottish Highland cows. His name--and I am NOT making this up--is Errol Flynn. This two-year-old blonde beauty has already been a hit with the heifers in his hometown, and we're hoping he'll help our cows produce some fine calves of their own. We intend to keep him around for a couple of years as a herdsire, then sell him on to someone else who needs a fine new bull for their cattlefold.

Welcome home, Errol! We hope you like our farm...and we hope Iona and Maisie like YOU. Here's a little glimpse into their getting-acquainted session, filmed about five minutes after he stepped out of the trailer and was led peaceably down into the pasture wearing a halter. (We're thrilled that he's halter-broke, in addition to his other good qualities. His breeder did some excellent work with him and we can tell he's been handled regularly and well.) She slipped the halter off him once he was inside the pasture gate, then we all stepped back to watch. Want to share in the fun?

Here you go:

6 comments:

d'mo said...

How long before a sermon on the mount?

MLF said...

Wow! The fell right into herding instincts. That's awesome!

Mama Pea said...

"A sermon on the mount!" HAHAHAHA!

What a great addition to the farm. Can hardly wait to see the little offspring! Best wishes for the blessed events your three happy critters will give you. Thanks for sharing.

becky3086 said...

Looks like they did real well on their first meeting. They seem to like each other. Hope it continues to go well and you have some nice offspring from the pairings.

God_Guurrlll said...

I want to meet Errol, and give him pets. He's so cute.

ME Ranger said...

Oh, my! He is very blond! Can't wait to see him in person.