Calves undergoing weaning from their mothers are kept in the cow pens for a few days at Treasure Hammock Ranch. Neither the mothers nor their calves seemed happy with being separated, especially at night. From the Florida Cattle Ranch project.
A story on National Public Radio the other day called “The Cows Did What?” reminded me of this incident that occurred awhile back. The NPR story concerned itself with the often ignored, at least by most humans, fact that cows and other life on this planet can be just as curious and interested in things as people can be. I guess this aspect of animal intelligence/behavior is best overlooked when the overall value of animal life is reduced to dollars […]
Images from three days of walks at Treasure Hammock Ranch over the past week… Goldie waits patiently in the barn at sunset for the cowboys to take the herd back to their pasture after a long day of cattle work in the cowpens. Cowpens and scale envisioned under a Red Giant Sun. A Sandhill Crane nests in one of the seasonal wetlands in the pastures. A pair of Loggerhead Shrikes perched on the fence line. My guess is a Lesser […]
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The annual Indian River County Cattlemen holiday social event on Wednesday night, held appropriately out in a pasture near Fellsmere, featured no shortage of barbecued beef (Holy Cow!) along with a whole mess of other country cooking side dishes that were a real treat. A few images from the event – the third time I have been lucky enough to attend. The sunset from the pasture was exquisite. A palm hammock hollowed out for special occasions like this hosted the […]