A charming tribute to cows by a man better known for being a sheep farmer. 

I had forgotten how much I love cattle – their clannish ways, their friendliness and their constant munching. 

How right he is, and how restful it can be to watch cows ambling about grazing.  The photo seems to be more Swiss than English, but then I went for hundreds of walks when living in Switzerland, and often stopped to listen to the gentle tinkle of their bells as they moved about the field.

See our celebration of Rebanks’ earlier account of farming as he believes it can and should be done.  It’s a beautiful read.   

 

Source: James Rebanks, English Pastoral: An inheritance (London: Penguin, 2021), p. 235

Photo credit: Digital Artist at pixabay

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