As oxen are the main power source on our farm, it seemed only natural that they would be a part of the name. Right now, there are three head of cattle that are working or being trained to work at Ox and Robin. Gonzalo, the handsome devil on the logo, is what the old-timers call "handy", meaning he works willingly and ably in a yoke. Gonzalo is a single ox and has been suffering for company, so he gained a couple of new friends this year. Gabriel and Simon, two Brown Swiss calves born last fall, are in process of being trained to pull. As they were born a week apart, out of dams who each had the same sire, they will make a good team as they get along great, think and look alike.
As for the robins, these heralds of spring, always seem to be where the oxen are in the field. We look forward to their arrival every year as it signals that the planting season is close at hand.