Friday, November 23, 2007

On The Farm: Cattle With Attitude

Bremen, Kansas is a town of 45. My wife grew up in the suburbs. The old family farm and home is now owned by her youngest brother and his wife. Their children are grown but everybody is home today for Thanksgiving, from 89 year old grandma, my generation, our young adult children and a variety of their rug-rat sized kids. And dogs. A lot of dogs underfoot.

I went out around the farm with my camera late this afternoon. Don't mess with these cattle. They got a bad attitude.

TOMORROW: BANG!

12 comments:

Kate said...

Your Thanksgiving celebration sounded wonderful, esp. with the gathering of generations! I LOVE the moon photo; you would't mind, I hope, if I used it for my computer wallpaper, would you? I like to change it on occasion, and this photo is so soothing that I would love to look at it more often.

Mo said...

Love those cows! Grew up in the country, they remind me of my childhood. Cows are very smart.
Great photos.

• Eliane • said...

Wonderful pictures as usual but I absolutely love the first one. Can't stop laughing watching it. If those cows could talk, you'd be in serious trouble Mister!
Loved the "exotic" feel of this post. Lovely.

HoodPhotography said...

The cows are so cute, but that moon one is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Jim said...

I think I hear one of the cows saying EAT MOR CHIKEN.

Helen said...

I love the expressions on the cows.

Rambling Round said...

Thanksgiving on the farm...the way it used to be! That one on the left REALLY hates to have its picture taken! Great moon by the way!

Andrée said...

The funniest cow photo I've ever seen! It is as if they are growling at you! What'd you do? LOL

I always wanted to take a moon photo like that; so large, brilliant and detailed. Wonderful.

moon watcher said...

I milked those cows 'with an attitude'! And I had a bad attitude when I had to milk them a 6AM in the morning and when it was too damn cold for any human being to be outside....(I am his sister-in-law and had to endure these ugly cows in my younger years!)
The picture really does 'justice'
to their true spirit....

Deslilas said...

Cows want respect too !

Jilly said...

Love that cow photograph and the beautiful one of the moon. That's a special one.

Strangetastes said...

Thank you all for your comments. The cattle were in a feeding pen, enclosed with horizontal bars. I stuck my lens between them at the cows' face level; they just came over and checked me out. Moon photos like this one are really easy IF you have the equipment: a digital SLR, a big telephoto lens (this was shot at 400 mm and then cropped to increase the relative size) and a copy of Photoshop. The colors and brightness have been greatly modified.