Norman cow invasion

My neighbour is a very nice old lady. Her daughter is married to the mayor of one of the villages in the canton. Apart of that he is a farmer. In the summer he brings some of his cattle here. The last ones are Normande cattle, well, most of them are. They have “dark glasses” around their eyes, which really looks funny.

Cows of the neighbours harmlessly lying around on June 19. Own photo, licence: CC0/ public domain

On June 30 they already seemed to be interested in the grass behind the fence. Our grass. On this little photo you can see their “glasses” very good. Own photo, licence: CC0/ public domain

On July 2 the sheep had been in the park since some days. I was surprised when saw a cow at the gate. “Hey la vache, what are you doing here?” La vache is a traditional French swear word. I quickly jumped over the fence at the old horse stable and saw 4 cows grazing on the pasturage. One or more of them must have leaned on the fence near the utility barn. The clever fence gives in (or such). He lay down and cows jumped happily over it. Strange enough, at that time we had loads of thistles and stinging nettles in that area. I did it just like them, in the other direction, and went to my neighbour, who gave me a cup of green tea. She had already called her son in law and later on the afternoon he took the cows away and repaired the fence. Now I miss the cows a bit.

A young Normande cow behind the utility barn. Own photo (uploaded also on Wikimedia Commons), licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

The same girl with a bit of rural background. Own photo (uploaded also on Wikimedia Commons), licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

Eeek, a scary human. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

Isn’t she a beauty? Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

There’s a second adventurous cow. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

And three of the well-behaved cows, that didn’t jump over the fence. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

More about Normande cattle

British Normande Cattle Society


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2 thoughts on “Norman cow invasion

  1. I’ve never seen cows like that before. Their “glasses” are funny!

    • Yes, I also think they look very funny. Bach (Bernese mountain dog) likes them too. But my other dogs are a bit scared.

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