May 08-07

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Curious Holstein    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Frank Anderson

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 07:51 am:

Frank Anderson seems to be having a stare-down with this Holstein. I wonder who blinked first? You can still see this cow still has his winter coat on, but with the warm sunshine and climbing temperatures, it'll soon be shedding that furry mat, for a sleeker coat for the hot summer days in the pasture. Kind of like us humans as we begin to shed the winter layers of clothing (and maybe even winter weight), in anticipation of swimsuits on the beach!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 07:53 am:

I think her relatives and I will be getting together later this summer by the grill!
Mr. Deb

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 08:07 am:

Mr. Deb, more probably you'll be pouring milk from her relatives on cereal; Holsteins are not beef cattle. Not that you couldn't eat one if times got hard...

By Dorothy Stewart (Bootjackbabe) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 08:23 am:

That is a very "mooving" picture!!!
"Utterly" wonderful!!!
Heading back north in 2 weeks-----YEA!!!
Can't wait to get back to "God's Country"!!!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 08:28 am:

Here in Iowa farmers are breeding their Holsteins cows more and more to the beef breed type bulls and selling the steer calves for market/beef use. A Holstein-Angus cross steer calf will bring more money due to the higher weight gain for market purposes.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 09:06 am:

We have these babies all over the countryside out here.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 09:31 am:

Here's looking at moo, kid!!!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 09:44 am:

During the mid 1990's Harley Davidson came out with a limited edition motorcycle called "The Cow Glide". It was white with black accents and the seat and saddle bags were made of Holstein hides.

By Lorelei (Lorelei) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 09:56 am:

I go to Pastynet every morning and today I was very suprised to see a picture of myself as the daily photo. Well, at least that's the way I feel today.

I think I will go for a long walk today.

By lz (Llamamama) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 10:01 am:

Almost as cute as a llama!

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 10:03 am:

I never thought of a cow as a gliding animal!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 10:35 am:

As one who has been (this is embarassing)treed by cows on a couple of occasions, there are times they seem to glide as well as deer.
Mr. Deb

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 10:39 am:

Mr Deb, no need to be embarrassed! I scaled a 6 ft. barbed wire fence to save my rear from a charging bull once, Bruno seemed to be gliding with swiftness, and that is no bull!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 11:53 am:

It's shocking how long an hour really is when you're parked on a 4" branch 12 feet off the ground.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 11:55 am:

I'm curious, Mr Deb, whether your problem was with cows or bulls? If it was with bulls, there's nothing to be embarrassed about--they are notoriously mean & aggressive. I don't know about cows, though. :-)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 11:59 am:

LOL!! One bull and his entourage of about 20 cows. It must have been a slow day in cattle country, cause they hung around the base of the tree with no apparent desire to leave.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 12:44 pm:

Well no wonder they tree'd ya Mr. Deb.... After that grill comment earlier this morning it was probably the Chick-fil-A cows convincing you to "eat mor chikin"!!!

By John W (Jwahtola) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 01:07 pm:

Mr Deb you were lucky that there was a tree to climb. Our pasture does not have trees.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 01:15 pm:

Where I was, they had taken down the fence between the pasture and the woods. They did that every couple of years or so and the cattle would knock down a lot of the brush. It was in Sept. and I was out scouting duck sloughs. Just glad I didn't have to worry about trying to haul a gun up with me. That was 30+ years ago, don't think the speed or reflexes are there anymore.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 02:20 pm:

We didn't have cows but the next door neighbors did. Every now and then they got loose and we would have to keep them out of the garden.

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 02:28 pm:

I seem to remember being chased once and heading for the nearest tree. Trouble was the closest branch was 10 feet off the ground. I jumped for it anyway and missed. I did catch it on the way back down however!

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 03:10 pm:

Just a wondering if this kind of Cow gives off a good type of manure to use on house plants? Maybe that is what you should have done Ron,left a good pile and they may of took off sooner then a hour.Phewy

By Mel, Kansas (Mehollop) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 03:13 pm:

I've had more than my fair share of cattle run-ins over the last three years, I think. Cows will give you a hard time if you're wandering through their pasture shortly after calving - they don't like trespassers around their youngsters.

They also won't hesitate to holler for the resident bull if they feel threatened. He can be half a mile away, but if the cows call him, he comes running - and ANGRY!

Thankfully, I was still on the road side of the fence at that point. When the bull is just wandering around casually with his harem though, I found that just standing still until he'd continued on his merry way kept him from taking any kind of violent interest in me.

Mooving back up north on Friday, starting a new job with the MN-DNR on Monday. No more Kansas summers! Or winters! Gimme snow!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 03:33 pm:

Congrats Mel!!! It's not the UP, but a step in the right direction! Where in MN?
Mr. Deb

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 04:09 pm:

Back when we had milk cows, I had a favorite one named Bessie. She was black and white with only one horn. I don't know that she even knew I existed, but in my book she was my cow.

By Happy to be in the U.P. (Lahelo) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 04:27 pm:

WTG MEL!!!! Congratulations are in order for you, making it back to the U.P...........glad you can join us again in God's Country.
You will be happy that you made the move! Where abouts in the U.P.?

By Helen (Heleninhubbel) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 04:52 pm:

OHHHHHHHHHHH what a sweet little guy. I could just kiss that nose.

We used to have a little one that followed my Beckie every where.....almost like a puppy. It was the cutest.

This weather is sooooooo wonderful....not a hint of snow in sight!!!!

Bless ya'll

By doug 6540 (Cwo) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 04:58 pm:

What a cute picture...brought tears to my eyes...
reminded me a little bit of my old girlfriend.

By Keith in Kansas (Keithinks) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 07:34 pm:

Mel, congratulations on your new position! I have been meaning to ask you if work for KDHE or Wildlife and Parks. I have a lot of friends in both agencies. I work for Commerce on the 1st floor of the Curtis Building.

By JH (Thumbgardener) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 09:19 pm:

Janie T, looks like your track experience came in handy.

By Tania Mihelich (Tania) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 09:48 pm:

Ahhh!!! This sure is an intresting discussion!!! My husband is finally convinced I have gone off my rocker. I am sitting here reading all these comments and cracking up......Yous guys are funny today!!! Thanks for the laughs!!!

By Happy to be in the U.P. (Lahelo) on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 11:52 pm:

Sorry Mel, read it wrong congrats just the same!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 07:12 am:

JH(Thumbgardner) Actually my great escape enhanced my track running times, ha! If I wasn't chasing our cattle, I was being chased! Equal opportunities!

By Greta Jones (Urbanescapees) on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 10:41 pm:

You guys are just too funny!! I can't stop laughing!! Great shot and great comments.

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