Thursday, 21 April 2022

Bellowing cows!

 Our walk this week, takes us through the middle of a farm yard. We were about 20 minutes away when we heard the cows starting to bellow. They almost sounded worried. I was getting a little concerned by the noise, wondering if someone was trying to steal some!

We approach said yard through a field. Sometimes a few cows are in this field and a neighbouring one, with the yard empty. Not so on this occasion. They were mostly out in the yard itself, many dozens of them.

We approached the gate and waited for about 10 minutes, watching them all running about, with the two stockmen trying to round them up. Even they were laughing at them. No way were we going to walk in, which we are allowed to do, as they all had calves.

After about 10 minutes, one of the chaps approached us and asked if we were waiting to go through, we said yes.

He said "Come on then, I'll escort you through. This could take 30 minutes or 5 hours, I suspect today, it will be the latter". We asked what they were trying to do as we knew it was too early for separating the mothers from the calves. He told us they were trying to move them bit by bit to pasture away from the farm, but they wanted to join other cows in the nearby field or go back into the barn.

We got safely through and carried on with our walk. Several fields had their cows and calves in them, always standing by the gates we needed to go through. We could hear the bellowing everywhere they walked but coming from different directions. Sounded like at least some of them had been moved. E was a bit anxious as she isn't too fond of cows but we managed in the end.

6 comments:

  1. Reading this made me smile. Quite a rural adventure! xx

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    1. Certainly was but a great walk nonetheless.

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  2. Nice to hear of some cows with their mothers, just the girls though I expect. They can sound quite threatening when they are all bellowing and objecting though can't they.

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    1. Certainly can be and luckily we didn’t have to turn back.

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  3. What an adventure you had.

    God bless.

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    1. The calves were so cute and they all seemed so full of joy.

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