This herd eats hay most of the year since they do not have fields to graze. ( I always tell my cows how lucky they are to be on pasture !)
Since the landscape of Vermont is very similar to Scotland, these animals do really well here.
In fact, Scottish immigrants settled some of the towns in this area and some brought their animals with them. The southern half of one town was purchased in 1773 by two agents for the Scotch American Company of Farmers from Renfrew and Lanark, Scotland, whose members began settlement in 1774.
I enjoy looking at all the colors of the herd.
The damage these big horned animals do to the hay racks always has me wondering how the owner affords to constantly replace them.
This nice looking blonde cow was curious and came over to visit......
and give me the "hairy" eyeball......
All the corn on all the area farms have been chopped and put in silos and bunkers for the long winter ahead. With the tall corn gone it really opens up the landscape to other views..... Like white horses and red barns.
I am fortunate to live amongst hundreds of farms and thousands of acres of rural lands.
There is always something to see.
Hope you are all keeping your eyes out looking for the "Ag" in your own areas.