Wednesday, April 24, 2013


The sun is out, the cows are out of the mud and in a new field.

Google and her 2012 heifer calf, Gouda, are enjoying some quiet time and some solar heat.

I love how this old cow always watches over her calves, no matter how old they are.
One of her daughters is 10 years old and she still bathes her and fusses with her.

Simmentals have GREAT maternal instincts.

My cows are also gentle and very approachable (especially with cinnamon graham crackers).

They let me lean on them and clean out their ears.   I guess I fuss around with them too.

Sometimes the cows lick my arms and face when I am trying to fix fence or am just sitting in the field admiring them. 

I wonder if they think I am one of their calves.

 I am the herdmate with thumbs...

A nice family portrait.


  1. what a sweet story. you are the herd mate with thumbs but without ear tags!

  2. Awwww, what beautiful and friendly cows you have x

  3. One day
    I will own a cow
    A gentle faced jersey with a sweet face

  4. I love this post. They are truly beautiful animals.

  5. First I have to say I sure wish I owned that wagon wheel! Great photos of your "girls" it is obvious that they are well taken care of, to some they are just a number...The sun is finally shining in Maine!!! Have a great day, Julie.

  6. Me too I love it and I am sure so do you:) B

  7. So these are Semmintals? I love that they are big old pets : ) I would love to hang out with your cows.

  8. I don't comment enough, but I love seeing all of your animals. It would be a dream come true for me, but I live it through your pictures. :-)

    Take care,

  9. Ihad no idea cows were so social. Google does seem to be a great Mom. I thought only elephants & Apes remembered who their children were after the first year, let alone groom one one another. It's a good thing you don't have to worry about being stampeded given how many times you have to get in the middle of those cows to get them out of the hay feeder and the mud.
    Maybe they lick you because people taste salty to them. I recall reading that somewhere a while back on a vet's blog. I wouldn't mind a lick, but a bite would be a whole different thing.

  10. And the cow wears earrings!!!! ;^)

  11. How cute that they lick you like one of their own! :)

  12. What a wonderful post and beautiful cows!