Thursday, 23 June 2016

Cows on bike path | Good Fences #8

During a bike ride we came across a field of cows grazing cows. But some of them, oh no, were walking on our bike path and although my husband wanted to bring them back in the pasture, they all refused to obey. They pulled leaves of an oak with their tongues. Looked at us. They were extremely curious about our presence!
 
Tijdens één van onze fietstochtjes we kwamen langs een weiland met grazende koeien. Maar sommige waren losgebroken en liepen op het fietspad. Mijn man probeerde ze terug te jagen. Ze waren zo koppig! Ze trokken blaadjes van de eik met hun tongen en keken naar ons. Ze waren extreem nieuwsgierig volgens mij.


 
Strong fences
For Good Fences, you can see a wooden fence and a gate of iron behind the cows. Strong fences! But when someone opens the gate ... you have cows on your bike path. Not funny. I don't like it. On the photo below you can see their were also good girls: obedient cows grazing in the pasture. There was plenty of green grass for all.

Voor Good Fences zie je een houten - en een ijzeren hek achter de koeien. Sterk hekwerk. Maar als iemand het hek opent heb je dus echt koeien naast je op het fietspad. Vind ik niet leuk! Op de foto hieronder zie je dat er ook brave meisjes waren: gehoorzame koeien die gewoon in het weiland liepen. Er was genoeg groen gras voor hen allemaal.


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76 comments:

  1. Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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    1. Obrigado por seu lindo comentários!

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  2. Oh my....absolutely wonderful...gorgeous images! I love cattle.

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  3. I would be nervous if I had to pass the cows walking on the path.

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    1. Indeed Bill! Nervous is the right word!

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  4. A nice surprise, but not one that you enjoyed. You top photo is excellent~

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    1. Thanks Kate! Ohotos are taken with the telphone of my Hubby

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  5. Oh my!! I would not like that either, but they are such lovely creatures. You have a very interesting bike path.

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    1. Wish you could bike here! It's is so beautiful.

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  6. oh, such pretty dairy girls. but not good to have them strolling about. makes for pretty photos, though.

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    1. O ja, they are pretty. I love them. But not on my path.

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  7. Hello, oh my! The cows are so cute. I hope it was safe to pass them! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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    1. Enjoy your weekend, Eileen and thaks for the wonderful photos on you blog!

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  8. Hello!:) Lovely photos of these attractive cows,... although most obstructive to bike riders when roaming around out of bounds. Cattle are gentle creatures, but best seen in fields behind fences. Best Regards!:)

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    1. Thank you for your nice comment. Always happy with someone else's words. Cows, i love hen.Maar I did not know if there was a bull. I'm afraid of bulls, you know

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  9. I love cows and would like to meet them on a path. beautiful photos of beautiful cows.. I like the one pulling the leaves from the tree...

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    1. Yes, me too. That one had such beautiful, gentle eyes!

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  10. Beautiful cows enjoying their food and freedom.

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    1. Yes, they always think the grass on the other side is greener. Thanks Nancy for coming here again.

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  11. Lovely cow photos! They look very calm, so probably safe to ride your bikes around them.
    Thank you for your comment on my blog. As to your question about Cheddar Cheese. It originated in England, but I don't know if our American version is the same as the English. Here it is a firm cheese that is easy to slice for sandwiches, and it is used in cooking, too. We have three versions - mild, sharp, and extra sharp.
    As to the name of the Restaurant - I don't know why it is called Cheddar's. It has a wide variety of food.

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    1. I love your comment, Lea. Thank you so much. We love cheese! Especially my son. On his birthday he wanted a small round Gouda cheese.

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  12. Koeien zijn inderdaad erg nieuwsgierig. Leuke serie foto's!

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  13. Thanks for stopping by. We once owned a farm. Our neihbours cows got loose and were at our front door. He came by dressed in a tuxedo ready to go to a wedding when he discovered his cows were loose. Poor man. With help from a dog and friend he got them back to their field. These days many cows never see a fenced in field .

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    1. O ja, poor man! But I love this story :-) Thank you Heidrun.

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  14. How beautiful, Jedidja! I absolutely love cows and unfortunately do not often get to see them in a big city like Montreal. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Maybe in a petting zoo, Linda? Nice Saterday!

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  15. I do love seeing cows in the pasture grazing contentedly but I also have lots of youthful memories back home on our farm herding them into the fields & chasing them back! Lovely cycling country too!

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    1. It looks so peaceful: grazing and ruminating cows in the meadow under the blue summer sky! Thanks Christine.

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  16. oh goodness, they are on your bike path. i see why you wouldn't like that as you'd have to slow your riding to a halt. they are adorable though eating from that tree. great captures. sorry your bike ride wasn't fulfilling this day. hope all else is well. have a great day~

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    1. I never knew cows eat oak leaves :-)It is well with me. Thanks for your kind comment.

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    1. It was a large herd of cows, Laurie. They did not fit all on the picture :0

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  18. I like cows, too. I enjoyed your photos and your message!

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    1. Thank you for coming here! Glad with your cvisit!

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  19. Magnificent cows! Great shots of both cows and fences ~

    Happy Day and Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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  20. This would make me nervous...not all cows are the friendly type! Great shots, though!

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    1. Exactly. From afar, I was brave and surprised. But coming closer ... a bit nervous

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  21. What pretty cows. Especially that first one who looks so gentle. Beautiful.

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    1. That one was loveable but so large!

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  22. They are pretty cows and these are very nice photos.

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  23. Jedidja to cows: “What are you doing here?”
    Cows to Jedidja: “What are you doing here?”

    There are cattle guards I think of. Grates on roads that cows will not pass over so they stay in their own area and don’t trespass. But I think those cattle guards can sometimes be dangerous.

    These are relaxing photos evocative of a rural life. But come to think of it, maybe the cows are actually factories! For the ingredients of cheese.

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    1. There was a cattle guards. I have placed a photo under the tab "Today's Photo's" for you. The cow is standing on it.( I am not the woman on the photo)

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    2. I saw the photo. Thank you.

      P.S. I love coming back and looking at these photos of cows in the countryside. In a word, I find your photos to be a perfect example of the word: bucolic.

      P.P.S. (This is a joke). If that habit of eating tree leaves by the one cow persists long enough over generations I wonder if its descendants will eventually come to look like this link.

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  24. If the cows could have talked. No doubt they did not like you in their territory.

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  25. I have found that to be true, that cows are very curious.
    Great shots.

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    1. Thank you. They are curious yes.

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  26. They were lovely cows and pretty fields surrounding them to eat. I do hope the strays found their way back to the pasture.

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  27. They look like healthy cows! Love seeing the countryside there! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane. I love the countryside here too. But I wish I could see mountains. We've not.

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  28. Ha ha, ja dit waren dan eens andere voetgangers die je tegen komt.
    Groet Kees.

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  29. Doesn't matter how good a fence is, it won't work if the gate is left open. The cows look quiet enough to not worry passers by.

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  30. the cows walk on the raod
    they go to the town

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    1. Yes! To bring their milk bring to the supermarket :-)

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  31. Altijd leuk onverwachtse momenten.
    Mooi op de foto gezet.

    Groettie van Patricia.

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  32. not great to have the cattle on the bike path. But you have great shots.

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  33. Beautiful photos!
    Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Sara, thanks. I love your last post (bit can't react, you know). The little blue flowers are so beautiful!

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  34. Awww, lovely shots! I love it when I bump into animals while out and about. - Tasha

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  35. Dearest Jedidja; Wow, such wide field with cows♪ I reminisce them my grandparents had for farming.
    Thank you SO much for your sweet comment.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  36. Lovely captures of peaceful landscape. The cows look well-behaved.

    Yoko

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  37. The gras is perhaps always greener on the other side?

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