Ox

 

Yoked together and working as a team, Jim and John get the title of oxen because they have been trained to work. These gentle animals came to us from the state of Maine having no experience in farm work. Now with the teaching skills of Farmer Rob and Intern Virginia they are pros. Using verbal commands such as; "Back" = back up, "Step In" = move closer together, "Step Out" = move apart, "Get Up" = move forward, and "Whoa" = stop, they can be seen plowing the fields. Showing off their great power, they can move heavier loads for longer periods of time then the horses. John is the more dominant, and Jim accepts the second in command with pride.

 

                                              Jim

DATE OF BIRTH: 6/22/2009
BREED: Short Horn
GENDER: Male
COLOR: Red
WEIGHT:  pounds
ARRIVAL DATE: March 2013
JOB: Plowing fields and hauling cargo with carts or wagons

 

                                                John

DATE OF BIRTH: 6/22/2009
BREED: Short Horn
GENDER: Male
COLOR: Red
WEIGHT:  pounds
ARRIVAL DATE: March 2013
JOB: Plowing fields and hauling cargo with carts or wagons

 

 
 
Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission with the support and assistance of The Friends of Howell Living History Farm. The farm is an educational facility open to the public that preserves and interprets farming life and processes from the era of 1890-1910. Howell Farm is a proud member of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM).

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Howell Farm is located at - 70 Woodens Ln.   Lambertville, NJ 08530

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