Big Love

☆ December 6, 2013


Frisco is now taller than a horse,
his horns are now thicker than my forearm at the base,
but he still has such a baby face.

And, like a baby,
he likes to rub his face in his food before eating it.
That’s hay all over his forehead.



36 Responses to “Big Love”

  1. hello haha harf
    December 6th, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    he is divine!

  2. Vee
    December 6th, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    Gorgeous beast

  3. Claire
    December 6th, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    Handsome guy!

  4. Beverly
    December 6th, 2013 @ 11:17 am

    Very Handsome!!!

  5. Meg
    December 6th, 2013 @ 11:48 am

    What a beauty!

    I can’t remember is Frisco the one that you have taken a pic of you laying on him?

    I recently went to a farmer’s house to visit with her cows. They used to be a bit nerve wracking to me because of their large size. However after interacting with them, and brushing them and talking to them, that nervousness is completely gone. Truly such gentle giants.

  6. Dave Cox
    December 6th, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    Do you still plan on training him to be driven in a yoke?

  7. Bruce Evans
    December 6th, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

    George Clooney with head gear!!

  8. Maggie
    December 6th, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

    He is so gorgeous, S!

  9. z
    December 6th, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    Are you still planning to train him to the yoke?

  10. Vickie
    December 6th, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

    Very handsome…so distinguished!

  11. shreve
    December 6th, 2013 @ 1:35 pm

    D & Z ~ I’d still love to, but it was a matter of time – I didn’t have enough of it – and now I’m not sure if it’s too late to start….

  12. Marg
    December 6th, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

    He is so beautiful and I love the sepia shots. Is he still as gentle or do you have to be more careful around him?

  13. Lisa Sage
    December 6th, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

    Love love love love love him!

  14. shreve
    December 6th, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

    M ~ oh, he’s so sweet and chill

  15. Jo Davis
    December 6th, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    he is such a Hunk!!! :) hope y’all have a great weekend!!!!

  16. Karyn
    December 6th, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

    Gorgeous boy, and look at that nice thick winter coat!!

  17. Dana
    December 6th, 2013 @ 5:01 pm

    I don’t think it is too late to start training him to pull a cart. Most draft horses aren’t trained until they are full grown, so I don’t see why he would be any different. He lets you pet and brush and work with him now, so training him should be a breeze.

  18. Ellen
    December 6th, 2013 @ 6:53 pm

    He really DOES still have a baby face! Love the pic; thanks Shreve!

  19. Carol
    December 6th, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

    Beautiful beast.

  20. bonnie
    December 6th, 2013 @ 11:22 pm

    he is huge! i have the print of you and he lounging in the flowers together. it’s hanging right beside a door i pass thru often. it always reminds me what is important. thanks.

  21. Deanna
    December 7th, 2013 @ 9:56 am

    Frisco and your relationship with him brings to me such a sense of wonder. It’s a blessing.

  22. Jenny C
    December 7th, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

    Thanks so much for the pics and update – love this handsome bull. When you think about it, why wouldn’t he rub his face in his food? He gets to enjoy it twice. Hehe.

  23. Charlie Derr
    December 7th, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    Please be careful. I was once quite friendly with a bull in the past. He never hurt me (nor even came close). But in the decade since, i’ve come to wonder if perhaps I had risked more than I realized by trusting him to behave in my presence. There is just so much raw power available that (for me, now) inherently commands our reapect. Thx so very much for the wonderful pics and inspiring stories.

  24. shreve
    December 7th, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    C ~ Frisco is a steer, not a bull, but here is a post on my thoughts about bull prejudice:

  25. Jude Fleming
    December 7th, 2013 @ 8:22 pm

    He is a Taurus of the first degree! Thanks, Shreve. We in Upstate NY love you.

  26. Jackie Beck
    December 7th, 2013 @ 9:36 pm

    He is Stunning !!

  27. Kim
    December 8th, 2013 @ 7:28 am

    I want to rub that head and kiss that nose! :D

  28. Linda D.
    December 8th, 2013 @ 12:01 pm

    What a handsome fellow. I can’t remember – is Frisco Daisy’s first calf and Fiona her second and Sir Baby her adopted?

  29. shreve
    December 8th, 2013 @ 2:33 pm

    L ~ Yes! Well, mostly. She had one calf before she came to live with me, and that is why Sir Baby could nurse on her, so technically, Frisco is her second calf, and Fiona her third.

  30. wright1
    December 9th, 2013 @ 3:06 pm

    Massively handsome.

  31. monica
    December 9th, 2013 @ 9:54 pm

    Hi Shreve,
    i just read you earn by selling on amazon. I’m trying to sell my books but amazon said i need to make a certain amount before they pay me :( but in your case, it’s less than 100 and received immediately?

  32. shreve
    December 10th, 2013 @ 8:45 am

    M ~ I *believe* if you request a check mailed to you, then you must earn over $100 before you get anything, but if you do direct deposit, then you get whatever you made that month, even if it’s like 75 cents.

  33. mlaiuppa
    December 10th, 2013 @ 9:19 pm

    Is he still your sweet baboo?

  34. Charlie Derr
    December 16th, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

    Shreve, Thank you for the correction, I had not followed closely enough to realize that Frisco had been neutered. Thanks also for the redirection to the previous piece about bulls getting a bum rap. Much love to you and yours.

  35. Siobhan
    December 16th, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

    Everyone else already asked all my questions so I’ll just say he’s gorgeous. I do think you could go ahead and train him, though. If old dogs can learn new tricks, why not adult steers?

  36. Elizabeth Csaszar
    December 17th, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    There’s so much thought and emotion in his eyes. And the mouth too. I’m guessing he has a few things to say
    now and again.

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