We went to Sturbridge Village and watched the farmers plow using 2 oxen and a plow.
We learned (I’m pretty sure I’m right):
A Heifer is a female cow before she has a baby.
A Cow is a mom.
A Bull can father calves.
A Working Steer is a male that can’t have kids until he is four.
An Ox is a male after four who works.
This totally made sense to me. My youngest two didn’t quite understand the difference between the working steer and the bull. Of course they asked as we walked away. If they’d asked while we were standing there, I would’ve had the farmer explain it.
I figure he can explain cattle reproduction way better than I can.
Now I have to take them to the ranch.