Thursday, June 20, 2013

When The Cows Come Home

Since we moved in to our house, oh, 'bout 8 years ago, the field immediately behind our property has been hay.  The first year I saw the owner making cool round hay bales I was in love.  

I love living rural.  The suburban city child in me is all a-gog with it.

That's a pic of our backyard apple tree, with the barbed wire fence & hay field beyond.  What's not to love about that?

Then, the other day, this happened...

Do you see him?  And he had friends!

The cows had arrived.  

They were literally rightthere, right across our yard.  

Cows.  Lots of them.  Red ones & white ones & black ones & lots of baby calves.  

They came in the late afternoon from the dairy farm on the other side of the hill.  We knew they arrived because our sweet fat beagle (The Doctor) & wiry terrier (Alice) had an absolute blissful fit of barking until they wore themselves out from gleefully running up & down the fence line.  I think the cows awoke their inner herders.  

Even Poosh got involved, jumping on the windowsill & yapping away until he realized they meant no harm.

And they moo'd.  Low echoing moos back & forth.

And it was the coolest thing ever.

Dear dairy farmer across the way.

Please, please, please keep letting your cows come over to visit.  I will totally do cow portraits for you free of charge.

We love them.  They make us happy.

Thank you.

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  1. aaaahhhh!! I love this so much! It reminds me of where I grew up! :) thank you for sharing the beautiful photos!!

  2. cows are totally my favorite. I'm jealous.

  3. I really want to live where you live! That is so great.

  4. I grew up on a farm in Wisconsin but there were never any cows, only sheep and chicken. Beautiful pictures, reminds me of my rural upbringing!

  5. Oh the lovely cows! My granny lived in country sides. Instead of cows, they had goats. Maaaa-aaa

  6. Oh I love cows! Such peaceful creatures. Love that your woofer is called The Doctor too!!

    Just Pirouette and Carry On...

  7. Something about a cow's placid gaze that makes me feel content. I love cows too. The sight of cows in a green pasture (and how blessed is that...a pasture off your backyard!) is so peaceful. We got a stock welcome letter from the "city" when we settled in our little town. Among other pleasantries, it reminded us that the cows were here before we were, and asked us to please not complain about the sights, smells, and sounds of them. Apparently not everyone loves mooing and all that entails.

    Glad that the cows are visiting, that they make you happy. I love your pictures.

  8. Oh how fun! Those are great pictures, we are very impressed with cows at the moment here so I can't imagine how exciting a yard spotting would be!

  9. I would be looking at (and petting) those cows half the day. I love their sweet, soulful eyes...and, as you know, I don't have the guilt of eating their buddies. ;)

  10. Oh, and I love the apple tree too. Very jealous.

  11. What a beautiful sight! I would do anything to live in the country. Those are great pictures! Thanks a million for sharing with us @ My Favorite Posts SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party :)

    The Wondering Brain

  12. I'm hearing the silly song from Green Acres in my head; city life for me please. I like being close to things, to hop in the car and be somewhere in 10 minutes. I like driving only 4 miles to work. I enjoy getting away on vacation to more quiet surroundings but pretty sure I wouldn't enjoy country living. Cool pictures by the way.


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