Greener Grass

This entry has an element of apology in it.  A long time ago, a dear friend tried to tell me all about the shaggy cows she had seen.

I responded that cows were not shaggy animals.  Never were, never would be. End of story.

But of course it wasn’t the end of the story.  Hidden among the heaths, hills and terns of Cumbria are all sorts of small scale ranches.  Places not at all stuck on sheep.  They make their way raising Scottish cows and protecting Exmoor Horses.

And yes, the cows are shaggy (Jean, I apologize).

The back story on the horses is that they were bred for work underground in the mines. Work requiring creatures who were short as well as strong.   Now that the mines are gone they are kept for more sentimental reasons

Let’s gets up close with a couple of animals as uncommon as their setting and a dog who barked himself horse trying to protect the gentle cows from the fool with a camera.


About Paul and Karen Brisson

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4 Responses to Greener Grass

  1. Wanda Cooper says:

    Paul and Karen:
    Great pictures! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and there is beauty in everything; just the eye of the camera to capture it is all that is needed. Your blogs the past eight weeks have been a real education; especially helpful are the comments that accompany them.


  2. Deborah says:

    Love the shaggy cows. Never knew they existed. Really enjoyed the whole video. I will pass on to my pilot brother in law who has kept cows on his property. I wonder if he knows about these shaggy beasts!

  3. Don says:

    This one did not work for me. I guess it’s my general failure to be an animal lover.

  4. Jean Corp says:

    See, and you all thought I was crazy! It sometimes takes many years, but the real truth does come out. Looks like you’re still having a great time.

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