Monday, February 6, 2012

Day 138

Today we had company!  David Dodd (we met the other day) walked his friends Rob & Jeff over to see us!

That's Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis to be exact!

To which Bob and Casey said.....HUH!?!?!?

 David's cart...

Snack time...
 Rob & Jeff's yoke...

 After a snack, Rob needed a rest!
Thanks for the visit David!  It was nice to spend some time with you!
Nice day.  We're going to check on another (our next) stop in a bit, but for now...Pastor Bill said we don't have to go yet!  Thank you and bless you!
Today we had no mice or escapee horses!!!  Thank you Lord!  We are just so blessed every day of this journey! 
Bob...they still all talk of you.  Met a man that talked with you the morning of your accident.  I see by your blog that you are about ready for a new adventure!!  Awesome!!
So, everyone that followed Bob Skelding for so long, fire up the web site cause here he goes again!!!  Awesome stuff to read on there!  Safe travels, brother!
We got to go to church with the Callahan's last night.  Eastview United Penecostal Church.  Great singing, music, and message!  Thanks so much for having us! Tom, you will be blessed for taking on the youth!! They are the future of everything!
Have a great day!  God bless!

PS from Mark
Here's an interesting tidbit for ya'll...David's steers will not be considered "oxen" until they are 4 years old. So another 8 months.
We also have a request...David wants to shoe his oxen so he can drive them on the roads more. He is tryin' to learn oxen by himself, with no real helpers around. So if anyone has ever done this...or has information to offer please let uis know. And thanks in advance! God bless!


Rach said...

Sorry I have not really been around lately. Had a rough week last week. Although we got an answered pray thank the Lord we still have a long road ahead. We are still trying to figure out why I am having these headaches. That is back to the drawing board with the neurologist at this point. Another good thing is that I am going to be able to get this surgery out of the way and go back to work after I am healed and feeling better. I am so excited.

I am glad to hear that things are going good with you all. I have thought a lot about you all the past few days. SO, where exactly are you guys at right now?

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love always,

Rachel and Family

joan said...

So...age makes an oxen? Interesting. Never thought about it before. Glad you have been staying put for awhile. Maybe Bob will gain some weight. Love, Joan

Bob Skelding said...

For David -

Oxen are still shoed around the world but it's becoming a rare art. It's difficult to train them to hold up a hoof, so it's usually done in stocks. The walls of their hooves are really thin, so it takes a lot of really small nails to hold the plates on each hoof.

An alternative to shoeing is 'glue-on cups'. The company at this website make them -,2/oxen-trimming,27/easy-bloc-glue-on-shoes-for-oxen,298.html

Take care,


Cindy Martin said...

Like the pictures.I have learned something. About the Oxen and Age. Keep up the good work. Johnny and Jason say Hello. Bye for now.