Saturday, December 30, 2017

Typical Farm Critters

Skabenga and I have started walking again every afternoon. He, of course, loves it although he's taken a little time to get used to the cattle along the way. 

As we left the garden yesterday, I noticed that the only horse on the farm, was standing a lot higher than the cattle. I dashed back inside fetch my camera... 

 From my garden gate, I could see the horses stood head and shoulders above the cattle!
 The farm road past the cattle pens. Skabenga and I turned right here and walked all along the farmyard towards the outer fields
 A young calf butts its head at Skabenga. Note there is always an old vehicle on the farm!
 At the top of the heap!
 From a distance the horse could be a statue!

 Turning a corner towards the right of the previous paddock, we passed the milking pen and a classic old barn
 A pastoral scene in the late afternoon sunshine 

I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen here



  1. Love the horse playing 'I'm the king of the castle...'

  2. The white horse has a nice view spot away from the madding crowd.

  3. Beautiful countryside. I like that you live near a farm as I'm sure it is very peaceful. Once Skabenga gets used to all the new critters I'm sure he will have a blast. The horse is very pretty.

  4. A nice farm stroll. A relaxing scene. The horse is playing king of the castle.

  5. i am trying not to feel jealous over your access to these photos and all those cows... you are on a for REAL farm... the horse is so sweet standing on his mountain watching over the farm.... love it. glad you went back for your camera

  6. Very interesting photos!
    Once I saw a cow that had walked up the sloping end of a hay trailer and was happily munching away on a hay bale the other cows could just barely reach.
    Happy New Year!

  7. Hello Jo, what a nice walk with Skabenga. I love seeing the cows and the horse. I think the horse wanted to stand out in the crowd, it is pretty. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. I appreciate all your past visits and comments on my blog in 2017. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, Happy New Year. Have a happy weekend!

  8. Terrific shots. I grew up in the countryside, so there were farms across the road, up and down the road, one even behind our property with dairy cows, so they would regularly be in the field closest to our land. The farmer even put a couple of donkeys in with them to keep them company. Donkeys apparently have a calming influence on cattle. But they seem to irritate dogs.

  9. Great shot! Love the white horse! Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Love to read bout "vetkoek". It is the perfect name for it! Is it to be eat "warm"?

    Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!!!

  10. Very pastoral walk and yet intriguing also ~ wonderful photography ~ thinking of you and sending healing hugs for each day ~

    Wishing you and your family the best New Year ever!
    C & Z

  11. The horse is trying to talk to the cattle but the cattle have no interest in what he has to say. They're thinking "why doesn't he get off his high horse attitude and leave us alone." :)

    Great photo Jo and remember never to leave home without the camera, never. :)

    Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2018.

  12. You have once again ended up living in a beautiful place. I love the stone work barn.

  13. In a couple of the shots, it almost looks like the horse is directing traffic! Seems only right to me .... Thanks for sharing your walk with us, and Happy New Year!

  14. Funny horse! Loved seeing the farm and animals!


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