Sunday, 1 June 2008

The cows are getting it on

A young bull and his four girlfriends have come on a visit to give some of the fields the cattle grazing they need. As it gets dark you can hear him trying out his lungs to let the locals know that he has arrived.
He seems very calm and unruffled, taking his new surroundings and his companions as nothing less than his due.
Once the orchids and other wildflowers have gone to seed at the end of the summer, I will open the gate to the glade of purple moor grass in Moor Wood and they will curl their long tongues efficiently round the plants, avoiding the need for swaling this winter.

9 comments:

Jay said...

Intrigued at the thought of cattle breeding without the aid of AI, I just went and looked at your farm site. All I can say is thank God there are people like you around, farming in the traditional way. It was like a long sigh of relief to read how you treat the animals and the land. Thank you!

Mopsa said...

Hi Jay - you'll be pleased to know that Devon is full of farms like this!

paula said...

I guess it'll be your own in the not too distant future - well, at least after everything is bluetongue vaccinated...

Winchester whisperer said...

His voice must be his selling point in terms of sex appeal

Mopsa said...

I hope so, Paula, but for now, these will do nicely.

WW! He's LOVELY!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

He looks magnificent.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Love the photos and comments. I'll recommend your site to my hubbie - he used to live down in Devon in days of yore!

Lindsay said...

Love your blog - from a very young age I dreamed of marrying a farmer - as it turned out I married a telephone engineer!!!

Mopsa said...

Hadriana and Lindsay - new visitors! how nice.