{foto friday : the coolest cattle}

8 Nov

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i almost didn’t share these fotos… simply because i felt like what i witnessed was so sacred and so divine… i really felt the connection and bond to these creatures as i was fotographing them a couple weeks ago… there was something very special about my moments behind the camera with this herd of cattle.  i even get a little teary-eyed thinking of it now.

hundreds of these animals live not to far up the road from me, on a gorgeous ranch. most of these are dairy cows, however a few of them are angus cows.

now, i’m not necessarily a vegetarian {though i’ve had my stints}, but i limit my intake of meat in general, and only once in a great while do i eat red meat.  but when i do, i am so very particular about where it comes from and how the animal was treated while raised. i am too educated not to make wise decisions about what i eat. {watch food, inc. or any other number of food documentaries and see what i mean} i feel like it’s my responsibility in a way… and i was so happy to know that i could find and purchase grass-fed meats locally here in my new town.

what made me feel really good about seeing the angus cows on this farm, was knowing what a happy life they had.  they weren’t shoved into a cattle-lot and stepping over each other just to eat.  they were out grazing… on the most beautiful pasture, surrounded by mount sopris, bein’ all cool…

just hanging out, like this :

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how special is this?!  i couldn’t help myself…

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i mean, this is nature at its finest right here… i think it’s beautiful.

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i felt very grateful that they let me take their picture…

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and after a few of these fotos were captured… the most interesting and amazing thing happened…

stay tuned tomorrow for the story! 😀

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5 Responses to “{foto friday : the coolest cattle}”

  1. Anthony Mark November 8, 2013 at 7:05 am #

    aww gee these pictures are so pretty,

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  2. Chocolate Covered Race Medals November 8, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    Seriously amazing pictures. AMAZING. How cool is that?

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  3. IntuitionMatters November 9, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    What a great share! The fotos are so evocative and the story that accompanies them brings them right to heart. The cattle on the ranch across the river from my house have been “going rogue”. Last fall was the first time I witnessed it. It was a showdown between one very large cow and a couple cowhands. She was holding her ground and they were being incredibly patient and gentle. Eventually they persuaded her. It broke my heart in so many ways despite knowing there could really be no other outcome. It got my wheels turning about “cow sentience”. This summer about 30 of the herd made a break for it and crossed the river, up into the neighborhood, and up and down another steep rise and across the highway to get back to the pasture they had just been herded from…times are a changin’. Can’t wait for your surprise 🙂 Love you!!!

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