Cattle Out On Cornstalks

After the corn is harvested, some farmers will put up an electic fence around the cornfield, and then turn in their cattle to clean up the cornstalks and leaves.  The other day, I was taking pics of  hedgeapples, and was being watched by a neighbor’s cattle in the next field.

Since I was a stranger to them, they were keeping a sharp eye on me.  Check out the one in the middle above. She’s cleaning out her nose with her tongue. Try doing that yourself sometime.

Anyway, they kept staring at me.

Just an observation, and we may be wrong, but we don’t think cattle can think and chew at the same time.

The corn leaves hanging out of her mouth are forgotten while she considers whether to run away from me or not.

It’s sad, but kinda funny too.  It’s all part of the bovine charm.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~ W ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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9 Responses

  1. Karen says:

    I love your blog! I just found you and am now a subscriber. I live in Washington State, have only been through your state once. It is very pretty and your posts are informative and very funny! Thank you for sharing! xx

  2. Kit says:

    In the fourth photograph, the brown cow is giving you QUITE the look! That one made me laugh as I was imagining what she would have been saying to you if she could talk.

  3. Doe of Mi. says:

    You have to wonder if they are being leary or curious but, I would imagine they are being a little bit of both. Nice looking cattle.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    What happened to the michevious black and white calf we saw playing around last spring? Did she grow up and go to another farm? As always love the shots 🙂

    • Suzanne says:

      Panda calf has grown I’m sure. The cattle have been at the summer pasture so we’ve not seen much of them. We’ll be doing the fall round-up in a few weeks and I be doing posts about them then. I’ll keep my eye out for Panda calf.

  5. Tina says:

    You gotta love the looks on their faces! So what do you think, should we run yet or not? She’s not a bad looking sort in fact I think I have seen her around here once or twice!

  6. Chester's Mom says:

    Is there some kind of supplement in the round “thingy”?

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