Interesting! I wonder what the cost effectiveness is vs. using horses?
have a visit to www.downsizer.net .It is a forum for sustainable living, more of an online village really instead of a dry as dust advice place!Mrs R is training oxen, have a talk with her. (her husband is Rob R on the forum, they have cattle, sheep, hens...!)It is free to join in.Look forward to seeing you there :-)
Nancy, I'm still figuring the total costs, but right now it's looking like oxen are 50% cheaper to buy/maintain than horses. But again, still working on verifying that.gz, I'll be there. ;)
Did you ever buy this DVD? If so how was it? Lots of nuts and bolts instruction in the DVD? Kari
Kari, I haven't yet! I had completely forgotten about it until you posted your comment just now! Looks like it can be bought via Amazon for $29.95. Hmm... I'll have to mull over buying this for a couple hours and see about getting it tonight. Maybe. ;) I did however buy Drew Conroy's book about training oxen and that's been FABULOUS. (link to book: http://www.amazon.com/Oxen-Teamsters-Raising-Training-Driving/dp/1580176925/ref=pd_bxgy_mov_text_y) It's extremely detailed and makes a novice feel like they could easily and successfully train a team of oxen all by themselves. :)
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