Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’

What would you do for entertainment in the middle of a Montana pasture in mid-winter? How ’bout a little bale rolling?

This hereford cow was filmed from a car. The individual who uploaded the video noted that these bales of hay weigh about 1,000 pounds.



Categories: Green, Society

36 replies

  1. Excellent and nice shot! Good evening

  2. I love stuff like this. Every time the internet pisses me off, this kinda wonderful pulls me back. Cool beans. Thanks.

  3. So cool the way ‘she’ seems to be having fun and playing…… and seems to be steering it too! 🙂

  4. methinks a certain ‘old’ editor missed something; This hereford cow’? This Hereford cow /. even the spell checker picked up on it !, Don’t often get the chance and could not resist it when it occurred tyvm 😀

    Love the video too 😀

  5. Clear to me that the cow wasn’t playing. She was just getting lunch!

  6. The cow had bought the bale at the local feed store and was rolling it home.

  7. Entertaining scene. Because adult western cattle weigh about 500 pounds, they can cope rather well with a 1,000-pound object. Not something we average humans would be successful with.

    • I know very little about cows other than they are big enough to intimidate me if I’m close to one. And if that bale weighs 1,000 lbs then I don’t want to mess with any animal that can push it aound like a tin can.

  8. Cows are more intelligent than we think says my cowgirl granddaughter. And they are like dogs and only want to eat, sleep, and play. The bale might weigh 1,000 pounds but it doesn’t take that much weight to push it, although he is a good size.

  9. Have you heard that round hay bales have been banned, because cows need a square
    meal?

    • On a more seriousnote do you know why it’s referred to as a “square meal”?

      • I remember once hearing that West Point (or was it Annapolis) cadets were required to eat square meals, which involved lifting the fork straight up, then horizontally to the mouth, forming a right angle. Or maybe once upon a time someone used square plates?

        • Yes indeed square plates, the Royal Navy used square plates in the 16th -19th centuries, they were of course made from wood,

          The officers naturally had metal round plates, the reason why the seamen’s plates were square is simple, it was easier to serve the food to them.

          The plates were all lined up in rows and side by side (usually about 6-8 men to each table) and the seaman who’s job it was to serve the meal from what’s best described as a bucket would ladle the slop. oops food, onto the plates without wasting any by it slopping onto the table which would have happened with round plates.

          The seaman in the RN received 2 hot square meals a day, the fire in the ‘stove’ was extinguished around noon each and every day as it posed a risk to the ships if still alight at and after dusk.

          I have some photos somewhere of below decks and the mess deck of the replica HMB Endeavour ; Capt Cooks vessel which illustrates this quite clearly,

          I was a volunteer guide at the ANMM when in good health and the Endeavour was one of my specialities

          • I don’t know how the USS Constellation replica (in Baltimore) compares to the HMB Endeavour in size, but touring it was fascinating. It’s still hard for me to imagine people sailing across the oceans and around the world in such small ships. So cramped below decks. I know people were smaller back then, but still …

            • The USS Constellation is a sister ship to ‘Old Ironsides” up in Boston, she actually saw and did much more service than the The USS Constitution which gained fame through beating the HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812.

              These ships at over 2200 tons are about 6/7 times the size of Capt Cooks ship which weighed in at around 360/370 tons. Too, the Endeavour was 3 times shorter(33m to 92m) and 3 times slower (3/4Kts to 13+Kts) than the US ships.

              The set up below decks is pretty much the same as the RN ships of the day even to the iron stove which is called the ‘firehearth’

              I went on the tour of Old Ironsides when I was in Boston in 2008, which I found pretty disappointing as we were limited to what we could see, I was not allowed to explore the ship to my hearts content; so much is out of bounds to visitors 😦

            • I suppose seeing some of the ship is better than nothing at all. Still, disappointing to be allowed on board and then encountering barriers.

            • These pics will give you some idea as to the size of the Endeavour,they were taken at sea off Victoria

              http://avax.news/pictures/26052

            • When you see the sailing ships by themselves, in a movie or something, you get no idea of their relative size. These pictures are wonderful for comparison.

  10. I’d rather watch cows than bovine brained politicians. Thanks ( Hear it’s white up there…80 here and green- with pollen. UGH)

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