Choosing to farm naturally, we have started a small Dexter herd, raise chickens, pigs and vegetables, and in the future - fruits, sheep and maybe a horse or two. We have worked hard to get here - follow our journey through it all.
I was just looking back on here and realized that I don't have any pictures up of my 2 dexters!! We got our 2 girls from Dan and Ellen Riopelle in the Ottawa Valley about one and a half years ago. I wasn't really into the cattle as I grew up with Shorthorns but I needed nourishment for my gardens and these came up so my cattle herd began. As we have 3 young boys and a city slicker husband, we were looking for a breed that wasn't high strung and large like some I have been around. We did some research and realized that some of these mini breeds might be good for us. I knew after seeing the Dexter breed at a local farm that if I was going to have cattle again, then this is exactly what we were looking for. In a couple of weeks we will have a new addition, a bull, to help get us on the way to expand the herd and I am looking forward to trying to milk the one dexter I have been conditioning to do so. I am also looking forward to having our own meat, but that will be a couple of years for that! For now we will enjoy them as they are! The top picture is of Whisper and the bottom picture is Willow.