Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Steady Gaze


A favourite spot for the cows to rest is by the farm gate watching our every move in and out of the Nannup vineyard. On the whole, they tend to keep their distance although there has been a run in or two over the years especially with our inquisitive red heeler, kelpie cross dog, Elvis. Red heelers are Australian cattle dogs and kelpies are skilled at mustering sheep, so it makes for an interesting combination when we have both sheep (usually in winter) and cattle on the property. Today however with our tasks completed for the week it was time to leave the quietness of the farm and head back to Perth for a different routine and the hurly-burly of city life. 

6 comments:

  1. I fully expect them to break into song and dance!

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  2. Love Kate's comment, they do look a little like a chorus line haha! It has been so much milder the last week Rae, hopefully we might be over the real seriously hot days..let's hope!

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  3. I like cows like this. Not the most intelligent of animals, but far superior to a sheep. I think they have very handsome faces, these ones. When I was a kid on our farm, we had herefords which had similarly shaped faces to these black ones of yours, which could be some sort of Angus mix. For mine, the animal on the left could be an Illawarra Shorthorn, although I am sure you have another name for it over the other side of the continent.

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  4. That is a handsome line-up of cows. Hope your visit to the city goes well. Have a wonderful week Rae :^)

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  5. I presume there was plenty of steady grazing when they weren't engaged in steady gazing:-) Nice shot, Rae.

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