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Our Friends The Cows

Posted on 12 1

Our Friends The Cows

What more could I possibly want? The weather is perfect, the only sounds to be heard are birds singing, a gentle breeze blowing through the hedgerow and the bleat of the odd lamb.Then there’s the cows. There are ten of them altogether. They want for nothing, but they always come over to say hello to the wife and I whenever we pass.

They Always Come And See Us

They have a large field to themselves with a trough in the one corner that the farmer fills with food and drink. We have nothing for them, only words and a gentle pat. Yet, they always come and see us, wherever they are in the field. Apparently, they’re British Blues and according to the farmer, that means they are friendly and docile. Nothing seems to bother them, although I’m looking from a human perspective.

Sheep

The surrounding fields are mostly filled with sheep. At this time of year, many of them have young lambs. Most have their head stuck in the grass, chewing away. They’re a lot more timid than the cows and generally seem to avoid humans whenever possible.

The Animals Seem Happy

On a beautiful day like today with wall to wall sunshine, it struck me just how lucky I am! The world seems a very restless, moody place at the moment and I’m here, away from it all, just me, the wife, the cows and the sheep. The animals seem happy, the trees and hedgerows never complain and some of them have been here since the very beginning. It’s paradise. Even the May flies join us for part of our journey.

No Political Leaders Here

As we continue our journey, I keep pinching myself to make sure it’s not a dream. There is so much to learn from nature. Watching the cows, they all huddle together like old friends and relax for most of the day. The sheep spend their time either chewing the grass or sheltering away from the heat of the sun. They don’t have wars, flags or political leaders. I’m sure there are the dominant ones, but on the whole they all seem content. I know the outcome isn’t good for them, but to be honest, none of us get out of here alive.

12 Responses
  • Kate
    June 14, 2018

    Having cows for neighbors sounds wonderful!

    • Trev Jones
      June 14, 2018

      Hi Kate, it truely is wonderful and they are wonderful neighours.

  • Sue W
    June 14, 2018

    I love cows especially the smell of their warm breath . As I write this, soon after dusk at something past 10:00 pm I can see them from my window, still grazing alongside the sheep and their lambs. Life is good isn’t it Trev.

    • Trev Jones
      June 14, 2018

      Absolutely, Sue. Wonderful animals and they just seem to love their life day after day without a care in the world. Just as it should be.

  • emn
    June 15, 2018

    “I know the outcome isn’t good for them, but to be honest, none of us get out of here alive.” A great perspective to keep from dwelling on the end game and focus on the journey. Applies to bovine and humans alike!

    • admin
      June 15, 2018

      Thank you, emn.

    • Sue W
      June 15, 2018

      I agree Ethel, though I do occasionally feel bad when enjoying a BBQ and they stick their heads over the garden wall to see what we’re doing!

      • admin
        June 15, 2018

        😀

  • librepaley8
    June 19, 2018

    A life surrounded by beautiful females…

    • Trev Jones
      June 19, 2018

      Lucky me. Thank you for the comment, librepaley8

  • Jay
    June 20, 2018

    I think that’s a nice way to look at things.
    Animals have a very sensitive sixth sense – they smell the vibes you give off, so if the cows are going out of their way to be friends with you, I think you’ve passed the test.

    • Trev Jones
      June 20, 2018

      Thank you for that, Jay. I’m glad I smell nice especially to cows.

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