Thursday, March 1, 2012

1949 VAC Inspection

I've been trying to decide if it is worth putting the money into restoring our '49 Case VAC.  I rebuilt the carburetor, and it runs but needs all new tires, and must be split to install seals.  I've decided to go ahead based on a good compression test and after learning that splitting the tractor shouldn't bee that hard.  Hopefully I'll be able to post pictures of it in action before too long!

A New Randall Ox Team

Off to their new home!

Christine (L) with Billy and Victoria (R) with Boris. They work at the farm at Stamford Museum and Nature Center in Stamford, CT.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

New Randall Herd In CT

Congratulations to Cindi and Steve Duthrie for their new herd of 2 Randall heifers!  In May they came and picked up "Maureen" and "Pollyanna", 6 week old heifer calves, and took them to their farm in Norwich, CT.  Cindi and Steve already have heirloom pigs and chickens on their farm, the Randall girls will fit right in.  They hope to eventually milk the calves as family cows.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Off to Massachusetts!

D.J. Clary and his son Matt came down from Plainfield, MA this morning to pick up our two new bull calves born earlier this month. They are going to train them as an ox team. The temp was in the low single digits today, so D.J. outfitted the calves with dog coats for the trailer ride home. The boys looked quite dapper in their new gear. We wish them the best, and will be looking forward to seeing their sharp looking team in the coming years.

Photo: Matt on the left and D.J. on the right.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Randall Steers For Sale

This pair of calves were born less than 2 days apart the first week of January 2010. They are very well matched, started on the bottle and human friendly. I've started lead training. I'm offering them for sale as a future ox team. The price is $750 for the pair plus 1/2 of Vet costs. (health papers). Contact Phil through the website or Don't let this great pair get away!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hancock Shaker Village 2009

We made our annual trip to the Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA the second to last weekend in September to exhibit Randall calves at the Country Fair weekend. We took heifers "Alice" and "Billie", both around 10 months old. The weather was nice on Saturday, rainy on Sunday, but it was a good trip.