Wednesday, 12 March 2008


Yes, cows! Why not?

From our first trip off base, on the Newcomer's bus tour, whenever we go up toward Feltwell we see a herd of cattle beside the road. They are quite distinctive in that the front and back are black, and the middle is white. I called them "ice cream sandwich cows." One trip I noticed that they are 'furry' and so I guessed they were some type of Scottish cow. We never have been in a good place to photograph them, but we look every time we drive up that way.

Finally the curiosity got to me, and we browsed the internet for cow breeds, looking at pictures, until we found them (at Oklahoma State U, of all places). They are "Belted Galloways" - yep, from Scotland. I'm so smart! So I found the breed home page if you want to look. Click here.

Aren't my posts profound?

Oh, BTW, we had eggplant at lunch today and they are entirely unoffensive. I wouldn't go out of my way to buy them, but I have nothing against them.


Ganeida said...

You are funny! Wait till you see the long haired, long horned, shaggy Scots cows. I have no idea what they're called.

Anonymous said...

Our Arizona cousin came for a visit to OK a few years ago and that is all she talked about was seeing oreo cows, just the way you describe them. I've looked and looked and never spotted one. jc

MamaOlive said...

The website said they are often called oreos. I don't know why I went to ice cream sandwich - the dairy part, I guess.
The cousin saw some in Oklahoma? I understand they are a 'rare' breed.

MamaOlive said...
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MamaOlive said...

ganeida, did you mean the highland?

Anonymous said...

Yes, they are in Oklahoma. The first time I saw them and described them to your Dad, he tried to convince me they were hogs because that breed (Hampshire) are rather common. I knew it was a COW. He has seen the oreo cows since. mums