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Lowther Longhorns.

Just a quick and hopefully cute post for you today, featuring some very laid back longhorns. I’ve had a fair few hair raising run ins with coos this year, there have been some frisky heifers and bullish young bulls on summer walks, I can tell you. But these guys, well they are just in full on relaxed mode. Though maybe a little curious about why I’m peering at them from behind a big tree…..

Luckily on my second attempt at capturing this native cattle breed on camera, I got slightly better photos. My first attempt a few weeks earlier was on my camera phone. I quite like that you can see lovely Lowther Castle on these ones though. 😊

The English Longhorns roam freely on the Lowther Castle estate near Penrith in Cumbria. They are a new introduction at the castle, and another introduction may well be on its way. Back in January the Lowther estate was given the go ahead to reintroduce beavers to the river Lowther. Due to coronavirus this has been put on hold at the moment though.

I was quite happy to see these snoozy beasts anyway. English Longhorns are a hardy breed , they will be able to stay outdoors during the cold winter months. I am looking forward to seeing more of them through the seasons. 🐮

Cows and Cow Parsley.

Bank Holiday Monday ~ and I decided to take an afternoon walk up past Standen Hall, instead of heading to the river which I imagine was packed with picnickers. I made my way through some grassy meadows and walked to Lane ends which runs along side the by pass. Cow Parsley was everywhere. And I came across some sunbathing cows. 🙂

Cow parsley is also known as Queen Annes Lace.
Cow parsley is also known as Queen Annes Lace.
Vivid blue forgetmenots.
Vivid blue forgetmenots.
How Now Brown Cow!
How Now Brown Cow!
Dandelion Clock.
Dandelion Clock.
MooooooCows. :)
MooooooCows. 🙂
Country road....
Country road….
Cow Parsley.
Cow Parsley.
Standen Hall through the trees.
Standen Hall through the trees.
Pink Rhodedendrans.
Pink Rhodedendrans.
Grey Wagtail.
Grey Wagtail.
Buttercups.
Buttercups.
Hawthorn blossom.
Hawthorn blossom.