Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’

36 thoughts on “Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’”

    1. The person who posted this said the cows liked to scratch and rub against the bales. Apparently this time the scratchin’ bale just wouldn’t stay put.

  1. 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 😀

    1. Well, what do you expect from a city girl? Besides, I was distracted by “Hereford snow” (whatever that is) in the video’s title. As for the spell checker, I started ignoring it years ago. It flags far too many things that are correct.

  2. 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.

    1. 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.

  3. 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.

    1. I’ll admit I don’t quite know what to make of cows, other than sometimes they have cute faces with the curly hair and all. But I’m utterly clueless about their personalities. (They have personalities?)

      1. According to my granddaughter cows have individual personalities. See photo of her with her favorite jersey cow in my post today. Is that clueless? Sorry, I could not resist.

      2. LOL. “Udderly clueless” did flash through my mind as I was typing, but I resisted the temptation. Looks like your granddaughter’s jersey has loads of personality and obviously knows when its picture is being taken.

      1. 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?

      2. 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

      3. 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 …

      4. 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 🙁

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

      6. 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.

    1. My money’s on the cows. I think they’re smarter.

      No white stuff in Denver (lots in the mtns) but enough wind for most of the Great Plains. Last week it was pollen. I’m guessing by now all the pollen has blown far, far away …

      1. We have enough pollen of our own, thank you. Dog nanny duties for some spring breakers – they sent white mountain pix. Love the snow, but the crowds I can do without. (Half of Houston must be there this week)
        Let’s run the Chick Fil A cows for office.

... and that's my two cents