Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Yes, your suspicions are correct. This happens all the time.
Yep, we got cows at the Poor Farm. We gotcher Black Angus rahht here. I don't think these are strictly by the book purebreeds, but when you hear Burger King advertising Black Angus, this is about as close as it gets.
This cow typifies the qualities Dad looked for in cattle. Notice she isn't swaybacked, and how broad shouldered and wide her hips are. The "square" frame can hold some serious weight, and they can put it on. The wide hips are good for calving. You can't tell, but she is noticeably taller than the others as well. She is also in the other picture - the first cow just right of the right fence post in the foreground. They watched me take their pictures for a while, then when they decided I wasn't going to drive in with something for them to eat, off they went in a cloud of dust. I'd have been a lot more popular had I some alfalfa, salt, or some mineral supplement.
Aaand, thanks to Gary Larsen for the cartoon. I miss the Far Side.