Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Meet Blue And His Lady Friends

This is "Blue" and he is residing in the field behind our garden along with his lady friends.

I find the constant movement of this herd very restful - I am sure they pretend they are on the high plains in wide open country instead of five interlinked fields. I love the twitching ears, flicking of tails and gentle moos. The calves are quite grown up now and cannot dodge under the electric fence - I think our veg plot looks very enticing to them!

10 comments:

Maggie May said...

Quite a hunk of a guy is that blue!
Was a bit concerned to read today that a woman was trampled to death by a herd of cattle who had young calves with them and took exception to her two dogs, who were on leads.
It was a very busy public footpath that she had travelled many times.

Carol said...

I grew up in a small village in the middle of nowhere in Scotland and our back garden looked out onto a field that had cows in it. I always found it a little disconcerting when, having been harassed by my Mum into doing some gardening, I would look up to discover that I had an audience!!

hehehe, although that stopped for a while when we got our cat. He liked to scare the cows...he would sit stock still on the fence till a cow got brave enough to go in for a sniff and he would move and they would all run away. Was very funny that this huge cow was scared of a very small ginger kitten!!

mountainear said...

He is a big fella. We've a lot of his breed around here - where they cross Belgium Blues with Limousins for big beef calves. They seem quite nice animals on the whole - don't like their great big muscular bottoms though.

Lindsay said...

Mountainear - know what you mean about the big bottoms - even the calves seem to be growing in that area first!

Marjie said...

There was a bull in the field next to a "big box" store for a very long time. I believe the owner must have passed, because his house has been sold ant the bull is gone. he was a nice sight in the middle of a commercial area.

Suburbia said...

That all sounds so lovely :)

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

He's quite a looker. Not surprised he has a bevy of beauties to keep him company. A x

Linda said...

It's so green where you live. I always like an audience like that when I'm out gardening.

Liz said...

He's a beauty. Very lean and strong.

Foody said...

Hello. I found your blog by just browsing between blogs. As a rural dweller, a bird lover and a bit of a tomboy I got interested.
I am not the keen on planes sort of tomboy, more the climbing trees and rough and tumble sort.
There are some cows where I live but lots more sheep than anything else and we have had trouble over the years with sheep getting into the garden and eating plants etc but that hasn't happened for a long time now.
I wish I had a farm bike like yours for taking hay to my ponies!