3 February 2015

Calf

Graves Park is Sheffield's biggest park. In one corner - near St James's Church - there's a little urban farm which specialises in rearing Highland cattle. Yesterday, after parking near the main entrance, I wandered up to the farm and noticed a calf snuggling up to its be-horned mother. I managed to get these two snaps of him. I will christen him "Awwwww!" as that is the first word that came to mind when I saw him on his straw bed with his Beatles' fringe-
Awwwww!

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  1. Where have I been? I didn't think I'd been anywhere but three posts have appeared since I was last here! You sure are being very prolific, Yorky! Are you still snowed in?

    Cute calf. There used to be a couple of Highland cattle around the corner from here where I live; but I've not seen them in ages and ages...but then I haven't been around that corner in ages and ages, either!

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    1. It must be terribly hot for Highland cattle in Queensland - with all that fur hanging down. Do Aussie farmers shave them?

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    2. I don't know, Yorky re the shaving. I would think and hope that they do shear them. I doubt that there are many around these ridges.here in Queensland. I'd never seen one before I saw the ones a few years ago, as described. Up here on Tamborine Mountain is always a few temps cooler than "down below", but still no match for the cooler climes

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  2. They are gentle beasts not to mention photogenic.

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    1. If they are so gentle what are those horns for?

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  3. I love cows and calves. One of my brothers-in-law runs a dairy farm near Ripon with his two brothers. Two years ago, he showed me round the stables and pastures, and I was allowed to visit the calves; some where not yet two days old. I thought I had pictures from that visit on my blog, but they must still all be on photobucket.

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    1. I love cows and calves too. You can't beat a nice juicy sirloin steak with onion rings.

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  4. There used to be Highland Cattle on Lewis and some very near me but I haven't seen one for a couple of years. Ironic when one thinks of the fact that I had three in the paddock next to me in New Zealand. Yes they are generally docile but when the Alpha male got into trouble trying to get over the paddock fence into my more desirable grass the other had their horn into him immediately. It was scary. When he was eventually freed from the fence he exacted retribution quite brutally. I was slightly less comfortable walking through the paddock after that.

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    1. Horny cows are dangerous.... especially on hen nights!

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  5. Awwwwww is right. So happy that you are feeling well enough to get out and about.

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    1. Things do seem to be getting better but I am not in top gear yet Mama Thyme.

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