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Welcome to an almost daily peek at our beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia which includes the "Historic Triangle" consisting of Colonial Williamsburg -the world’s largest living history museum- Yorktown and Jamestown.

October 3, 2012

Rare Oxen, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Peyton's Ox

Colonial Williamsburg helps to maintain rare breeds of animals. The foundation maintains Durham and Devon/Lineback oxen. Oxen are basically cattle trained to work for a living. In colonial times, they pulled carts, plowed, and did a variety of jobs in addition to providing milk and meat. These still earn their keep doing many of these tasks for tourists.

7 comments:

ISO certificate Consultants Dubai said...

The Cow was So beautiful nice green groud to ate some grass......

eileeninmd said...

It is great to see these rare Oxen. It is a beautiful animal. Great shot!

Beth Edwards said...

looks like a tough & strong animal. i wonder? ha. ha!! (:

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

I m glad rare and old breeds are still preserved.
Costas

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

It's amazing how big those cattle can get!

Robert Geiss said...

wonderful picture. may time and life please treat him kind.

please have you all a good thursday.

anjoe playhouse said...

We have a "farm" here on Lolland which only have old danish animals; they are making a great work :)

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