Friday, August 6, 2010


We had taken one of the most important action on our initiative - ox training .

Training oxen for ploughing is hard, dramatic and needs a lot of patience. Today we managed to do the first step successfully. Tying the two together leading them outside the kraal,putting the yoke on(spanning) and moving them around.All went well however we failed to reach where the load was as the animals kept on turning and escaping into the bushes.Its a lesson that the load have to be somewhere just outside the kraal,when not pulling anything untrained animals never walk but run.The whole job was difficult and dangerous, i found myself twice between the fence and the mad oxen with the yoke across.The first step is to get them yoked and we did it!!.Second step on Monday pulling a load!

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