Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cows Wearing Girdles

This evening as we drove along, I said to Phil "We just passed cows wearing girdles; turn around!" Phil knows me so well that he never said a word as he headed back. And sure enough, there they were. Had they grazed a bit too much and their owner had to inflict some weight control? Well actually, these are known as Oreo Cows. They are Belted Galloway cows from Scotland, and are beef cows, with a double layer of hair. Who knew? Next post I will show you what we saw on our way back home.



“But you will enjoy a blessed life, planting well-watered fields and gardens, with your farm animals grazing freely.”
Isaiah 32

17 comments:

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, Ginny, and I love cows!!!

Linda said...

You have a quick eye! God's Creations never fail to amaze and excite us!!

SquirrelQueen said...

They are pretty girls, I'm glad you spotted them Ginny. Looks like their owner didn't make the girdles too tight. LOL!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Ginny. Yes I have seen these cows occasionally and love them.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I would have turned back too- I've never seen cows like these.

Ann said...

If those are oreo cows I hope they had some milking cows close by :)

crafty cat corner said...

This is the first time I've seen this type of cow, and I have visited Scotland, however, they are nice to look at.
Briony
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Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I used to see Oreo cows in Texas a lot, but don't seem to see them so often in Virginia.

Sandra said...

my first thought when the post opened was HEY Oreo cows with double in the middle, then i read the post. they are beautiful, what a find.. good thing i was no there, everyone would have to look at 18 posts on cows.. LOL..

Tamago said...

Oreo Cows! Never seen such cows before but their color pattern is so cute! They do look like wearing girdles. LOL!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness I loved that. Who knew? Did you know that pugs - can be one coated or two coated? How are you feeling and doing friend?

DawnTreader said...

Do you know what passage in the Bible this reminds me of? Genesis 30:37 onwards, about Jacob and his flock - of goats, not cows, but still... I never heard a good explanation of that!!!

SweetMarie said...

they're so pretty! this is my first time seeing any of these pretty cows. :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I like the name 'Oreo' cows.Somehow that goes well with a glass of fresh milk.

Weekend-Windup said...

Nice to see the color of the cows.

Dee said...

I see them often while traveling the back roads...I heard they are expensive cow....They sure are unique.I look forward to seeing what you saw on the way home :)

Linda said...

Ginny, talk about a funny coincidence. One of the things I posted today on my page had a photo of cows and said "Something in the way she MOOS". LOL! I just realized this now. I do love cows.