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Cows: Our Noisy, Nosy and Photogenic Country Neighbours

Updated on August 26, 2015

Escape to the Country

Three years ago, we escaped from the hustle and bustle of a busy town and moved to a quiet country lane in the WyeValley. We now live in a part of the English Countryside that is known as an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”, or AONB.

We chose the property for its beautiful location. We live in our own “little world” here. Our kitchen looks out onto an old apple orchard.

It is quiet, peaceful and private; that is, most of the time. We soon found that the apple orchard is where our new neighbours hang out. That’s where the peace and quiet ends.

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Don't Underestimate Cows!

I’ve never really thought much about cows before, but it would seem that they are easy to underestimate. At the least, they seem to be excellent time-keepers and above all are very sociable.

We have got 12 cows in the orchard for 5 months of the year. The cows seem to miraculously appear at the beginning of May and then disappear at the end of September.

Apparently, the farmer has to move the cows when they eat the apples in the orchard because it gives them sore tummies! I prefer not to think about where they go when they leave the orchard…

Now, I could be fooling myself when I say that the same cows return in May, but I am pretty sure that Patch and Pirate are out there again (okay, yes I have given a couple of them pet names).

When we first moved here we had a huge shed in front of the kitchen window, blocking our view of the orchard. After we moved in we demolished it with gusto, and that’s when we discovered our cows and they discovered us. We were not sure who was more surprised or excited: them or us!

As soon as they spotted us standing at the wall watching them, they all started walking towards us. It was like an excerpt from the film “The Magnificent 7”.

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Photogenic

I ran indoors and grabbed the camera and started clicking away.

These cows were naturals! I’m sure they were posing for the camera; they seemed to lap up the attention. My sister was here at the time with her camera, and we were all laughing and clicking away!

The next day at precisely the same time as the previous days photo shoot, we were sat in the living room and heard the cows mooing. When we went to the kitchen window, there they all were lined up at the wall and it would seem that they were “calling us”.

Hmm, methinks it might be best just to ignore them…

They were quite persistent in their mooing for at least 15 minutes. Attention seekers or what? They had obviously enjoyed all that attention and photo taking the day before. Eventually they gave up and wandered off.

They don’t give up easily though. Because our kitchen window is only a few feet away from the orchard wall, we do have to be careful.

If they happen to be passing and one of them spots us in the kitchen, they pass the message on to the others.

Many times I’ve been preparing dinner, to turn round to see them all lined up at the wall. Uh, oh - I’ve been spotted!

I’m sure there is an expression of sheer delight on the cow’s faces, when they discover that they’ve been noticed. It makes me wonder - do cows get lonely?

Now, I have to be firm; I know it’s fatal to make eye contact, because they will stay there for hours. They never seem to tire of just standing there, staring, perhaps in anticipation that I will get the camera out again.

Sometimes, I have to creep away from the kitchen window to give the cows the impression that I’m not around anymore. Then, I’ll watch the window from around the door and when the coast is clear I can get back to cooking the dinner!

Our cows might be a bit noisy and sometimes a bit nosy but our neighbours are certainly very photogenic and will always be a talking point in our house.

I can definitely conclude that the cow is an animal with feeling, character and personality!

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The Secret Life of Cows
The Secret Life of Cows

For all of those who've ever wondered what cows were doing when not chewing their cud, this book offers the viewer entree into the very busy lives of these seemingly placid creatures. The photo illustrations are perfectly executed, the text is very funny and more importantly you'll spend a lot of time smiling even after the book has been closed.

 
A Field Guide to Cows: How to Identify and Appreciate America's 52 Breeds
A Field Guide to Cows: How to Identify and Appreciate America's 52 Breeds

The book includes a checklist of breeds so the die-hard cow watcher can keep track of sightings, a list of essential garb and gear for cow watching, a glossary of terms, a listing of breeder associations, and more. Fascinating cow trivia is interspersed throughout.

 

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      Thelma Raker Coffone 6 years ago from Blue Ridge Mountains, USA

      I love the picture of the cows looking over the wall. It is great!!! Thanks for a delightful hub.

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      Sp Greaney 6 years ago from Ireland

      The photos are amazing, I loved how you named them. Unique! That's something I am prone to do too.

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      David Warren 6 years ago from Nevada

      Great Hub! Great pictures! Entertaining! Voted up and funny!

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      Cloverleaf 6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      You are too funny, Movie Master. Especially hiding from the view of the cows...hilarious!!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi ThelmaC Our cows are certainly entertaining! and provide plenty of laughs!! thanks for your comments and dropping in!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi sangre, glad you like the photos, I love taking photos of the cows, they are such posers! trouble is they just keep coming back for more!!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi David, nice to see you, thanks for voting up! glad you found the hub entertaining, those cows have certainly given us some laughs!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Cloverleaf, our cows are pretty switched on! it's not easy to fool them anymore!!

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      Mardi 6 years ago from Western Canada and Texas

      Too funny. We have chickens, horses, dogs and cats and a donkey that adopted us, but no cows of our own (yet!). But I grew up on a cow and calf operation so have lots of experience with bovine friends. If you want to make yourself a big hit with the girls try feeding them a bit of white bread - they will never quit mooing at you over the fence!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Mardi, the cows have certainly given us some laughs, my husband keeps saying 'don't encourage them!!!' but I think they are here to stay! thanks for looking in and your comments, take care.

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      Linda Crampton 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for sharing a very funny hub. I love the photos!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi AliciaC, many thanks for visiting me and my cows! glad you enjoyed it! will look forward to seeing you again!

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      Diana Owens 6 years ago from My Little Hole In The Wall, HubPages, USA

      Hi Duckie,

      I absolutely LOVE this Hub! I actually laughed out loud when you said if one cow caught sight of you in the kitchen, they'd pass the message on to the others and come line up at the wall again to watch you. Hilarious. (: Maybe they're just bored and you are their daily entertainment? hee hee

      I don't have a lot of experience with cows, but I do know just from observing them in the pastures around here that they are very family oriented and sociable creatures. They can also be very sweet if you give them a chance to live long enough and actually "befriend" one of them. Yea...I'm a vegetarian. Goin' on 17 years of no meat or any other living creature of any kind.

      Great Hub/Great write/Great pictures! I look forward to reading more from you!

      You have a new fan and follower. Voted UP, funny, awesome and beautiful.

      peace to you...always,

      Diana

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Diana, 17 years and no meat, well done! I eat far more veg than meat, but not quite there yet, well my duck so pleased we have met, thanks for the voting up and will see you soon!

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      Charlinex 5 years ago

      Beautiful countryside. You made the cows so adorable!! :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Charlinex, we certainly miss the cows when they aren't here, they are so entertaining! Visitors love them, as the cows are nosier than ever with strangers!! thanks for dropping by our lovely countryside and will look forward to seeing you again.

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      Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

      A funny and wonderful hub! Cows in the country is a great sight, like a small reassurance that everything is all right. But I prefer too look at them at a distance, they are very different comparing to other animals like for example horses and I must say that I don't quite understand them!

      The cows you have near seem to be very entertaining and they are definitely photogenic:)

      Awesome photos!

      Tina

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Tina, thank you for calling in to meet our cows! if they knew they were celebraties now, they would be posing and showing off even more! thank you for your great comments, have a geat day and see you soon.

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      seriousnuts 5 years ago from Philippines

      Such adorable neighbors! I love the pictures! Voted up and rated beautiful. :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi seriousnuts, it's nice to see you here, glad you enjoyed reading about out 'fun' cows! thanks for voting.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Movie Master! I wish I had read this great hub before I went on my adventure! Great photos!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Dex, that's just too funny!!!!

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      They are lovely animals . We use to raise them, and they can be friendly. The pictures are vey nice. God Bless You Dear Heart.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi stars439, thank you so much for visiting, our cows certainly are a friendly lot, it just wouldn't be the same here without them! thank you for your comments and have a great day!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Oh! Your retreat came with a cow chorus! This is a hysterical situation. :) Those pics are great too. They are look so intently at you. You have given great interest to their boring life! Really, they are darlings, aren't they? Did they find your renovation work interesting? They look like they are peeking over the fence to say, "Hey, what cha' doin' over there?" Delightful hub!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi RTalloni, oh we have certainly livened up the cows boring lives, they have never seen so much action!!!

      Thanks for dropping by, I loved your comments they really made me laugh:-) take care and see you soon.

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      I love your cows, and your story. The photo of the cows at your wall is delightful, they are so full of character and obviously enjoyed being the centre of attention during your 'photo shoot'. I really enjoyed this story, Movie Master, thank you for sharing.

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      Justsilvie 5 years ago

      Wonderful Hub!

      I was lucky enough to have a herd of cows as neighbors years ago, and they most relaxing part of the days was sitting on the back deck watching my neighbors graze and go about their daily routine.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Fennelseed, these cows just love attention! they are great characters.

      Many thanks for dropping by, glad you enjoyed the story, take care MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Justsilvie, I know what you mean, I can see the cows grazing from the kitchen window, very relaxing when I am washing up!!

      Thank you for dropping by and your comments, hope all is well with you, best wishes MM

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      That is so adorable. Cows and really all creatures are drawn toward man. God designed them and gave us care of them. Of course throughout the history of human that relationship has been destroyed. But you and the cows have discovered trust and curiosity. I think this is so lovely and wish I lived out in an area like that. We do have cows behind us but the bull pushed down the fence one day and was in my yard. So I don't quite trust them after that!

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Oh MM I have got to come for a visit one day... every time I see pictures of your home my heart leaps for joy.. I love the cows. How precious are they? I wish we had more acres for a couple. Still working on the goats... lol

      Thank you for bringing the simple joys of home to hubs. I loved this so much. I think these pics should be entered in a contest. Wonderful.

      Love,

      Sunnie

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      I loved this and was laughing out loud as I read it! I would have thought you were greatly exaggerating but when I saw the pictures I thought, nope, this is a true story. No way Movie Master would hire cow actors to pose exactly as she needed them to pose in order to back up her story!

      Bravo! This was highly entertaining and instructional. Voted up across the board.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Hyphenbird, I love our cows, fortunately we have had no encounters with a bull!

      I hadn't realised what friendly animals they are - they have turned out to be perfect neighbours!!

      Many thanks for your comments, hope you are having a great day, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Sunnie, thank you for your great comments, pack those bags and come on over!!

      We love our home here in the country and I always enjoy writing about it and sharing with you!

      Take care and best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Happyboomernurse, I laughed so much at your comments!

      It's all true, I don't know if all cows are like this or they are a talented and eccentric bunch!

      Many thanks for your comments and votes, it's very much appreciated, take care MM

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      What a delightful story. Love the pictures. Thanks so much for sharing this, it put a smile on my face. I never knew this about cows and now whenever I pass a cow I will say hello to her.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I loved this hub! Have you been contacted by the cow's agent to get a portion of your HubPage income now that you have featured them so prominently? Perhaps the cow union wants a share of any royalties to be spent on some white bread handed over the fence on a daily basis? There is no hiding from the celebrity cows anymore...so you might as well quit trying! :))) Up, beautiful and funny votes!

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      The cows look like they were posing just for your camera. Rated Up and Awesome.

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Oh Peggy, that's so funny!

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      How lucky you are, I would love to have them at my wall, well...maybe. On a country drive a few days ago my husband and I saw maybe 40 eating right at the fence at the road were they are fed. He stopped for me to take pictures and in just a few snaps a smell hit us that had us both screaming and flying down the road with both windows down for fresh air!. I do remember fondly though cows and calfs at a really young age and know that they really are pets if you let them be. They do desire attention, and seem so loving, maybe that is why some nationalities believe they are Aunt Martha returned, lol. Wonderful hub!

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Love cows. They are moosic to my ears.

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      SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

      Oh, this is hilarious! It made me laugh and giggle. Great writing.

      The photographs are awesome but all the credit goes to your very photogenic and stunning cow models! Perhaps we see them on the cover of VOGUE one day?

      Voted up and very, very funny!

      Sannel

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Susan, Any kind of attention will make a cow's day!

      They will love you for it!

      Thank you for your great comments, enjoy your day, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Peggy, our cows are revelling in their celebrity status!! They are naturals - I think I should declare myself their manager!

      Many thanks for your fun comments and votes, it's much appreciated, take care MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Patty, I would never have believed it - but when they turned up the same time the next day, moo-ing for attention I was convinced they were all set to pose again!

      Thank you for visiting, your comments and votes, take care MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Jackie, Yes I can imagaine the smell from 40 cows would be a little aromatic!!

      They are surprising friendly and loving for such big animals and they certainly enjoy attention!

      Many thanks for your visit and fabulous comments, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi anndavis, it's nice to see you and I love your comment! thank you, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi SanneL, I am sure they are celebrities in the making and have a great future ahead of them!

      Many thanks for your comments and votes, they mean a great deal to me, best wishes MM

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      jblais1122@aol 5 years ago from Kansas City, Missouri, USA

      Absolutely great. But, on occasion, I have to wonder, was TS Elliot right? He did not trust cows. He was never really sure what they may be thinking behind those big cow eyes. In his poem anyway. Loved your hub!

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      How cute--cows basking in the limelight of your attention. They must like you very much from the looks of it. You've taken some great shots and I'm sure your cows are "mooing" about who is more photogenic. Thoroughly enjoyed the read. Rated up.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello jblais, it's nice to meet you, I must admit the 'old me' never trusted cows, this bunch seem to have converted me!

      Glad you enjoyed it and thank you for your comments, take care MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi anginwu, they just love the attention and keep coming back for more!

      Glad you enjoyed the read and many thanks for your comments, votes and continued support, best wishes MM

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      mondkill 5 years ago

      cute and funny, lovely hub. simple but entertaining...

      Vote up :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi mondkill, glad you enjoyed reading it and many thanks for your votes, hope all is well with you, enjoy your day, best wishes MM.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Wow! Such an amazing and funny story. Lol. The cows look beautiful in the picture. Great piece

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      stylezink 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA.

      This is such a good hub! And funny too! I think I would've freaked out if the cows were to start walking to me, ha ha! These are such great pictures too. I can't imagine what I would do if everytime I went to cook or wash dishes I saw a line of cows watching and mooing at me. Great story, thanks for sharing your experience!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi ubanichijioke, they certainly are a handsome and photogenic bunch!

      Glad you enjoyed reading and many thanks for your comments, take care MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi stylezink, they are a nosey lot for sure, but I would miss them if they weren't there now!

      Many thanks for visiting and your comments, best wishes MM

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      Who knew that cows could be so interesting, curious and photogenic! Loved your hub and your pictures!

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      anjperez 5 years ago

      these are great pictures of your country side. i like looking at pictures of the countryside. because i like looking at the other side of the country bec usually they only feature the cities. for me cities are now boring because there are more picturesque scenery in the country. and your funny story about the cows, that's a bonus... (,")

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Stephanie, it's seems cows have quite an interesting personality and are really quite likeable!

      Many thanks for visiting and your comments, take care, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi anjperez, we are very fortunate to have beautiful countryside here, thank you for visiting I have enjoyed sharing my cow story with you!

      Take care, best wishes MM

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      suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC

      I once lived on a cattle farm and I know how friendly they can be. I even gave up eating beef for awhile. Loved this Hub and the photos are great. Rated up and awesome.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi suziecat7, we are quite attached to our cows now!!!

      but even so my husband would never give up his beef!!

      Many thanks for your comments and votes, best wishes MM

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      Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Wow, those cows really love you. You are right - they are quite photogenic! I've never thought about how loud they must be if they all moo at the same time though. My mother had a cow growing up, but of course, one cow is totally different from a whole herd. What a fun hub! Voted up and awesome!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Jeannie, yes, these cows do actually seem to be fond of us and moo for our attention! they are naturals for the camera - very entertaining neighbours! glad you enjoyed reading and many thanks for your comments, have a great day, best wishes MM

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      MM...you just have to go to youtube and see this...Jazz for cows....you'll love it.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXKDu6cdXLI&fea...

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi ann, I reckon they are 'my' cows!!! I'm sure I recognise some of them!!

      So, so funny, I did enjoy it, many, many thanks for sending the link, take care and enjoy your day MM

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      Stephanie Hicks 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Love it! That last photo of the cows peering over the wall is priceless. Funny hub and so entertaining. Rated up! :)

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      rebekahELLE 5 years ago from Tampa Bay

      I'm thrilled that I found this in my feed! What a delightful hub. The cows apparently enjoy the human connection! Your writing and photography are wonderful!

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      FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      This is hilarious. I never thought cows had so much character. I love the photos with your story. I could just picture myself there standing, watching and laughing.

      Great job on this article!

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      2uesday 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed this, I loved the expression on the faces as you take their photo - they all look as if they are all thinking the same thing. On holiday once, we stayed on a farm and the cottage had a window that overlooked a field, we would often seem the cows staring in the direction of the window and they seemed very close at times. I use to think it was something to do with them wanting to be fed, now I think they were just being nosy. I think you write on original topics that you make interesting and the way you write about them is good to read too.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Steph, I was laughing so much when I took that photo, they just seemed to be posing for it, I felt I wanted to say 'say cheese'!!

      Glad you enjoyed it and many thanks for the comments and votes, enjoy the rest of your day, best wishes MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi rebekah, the cows are very sociable and love human contact, if I am busy in the garden they will stand and watch me for ages!

      Many thanks for your great comments, take care MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Faith, we've certainly had some laughs over those cows! they really are 'good fun' neighbours!

      Thank you for your comments, they are much appreciated, enjoy the rest of your day, take care MM

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi 2uesday, our cows are very nosy, I think they are quite sociable animals and like company!!

      Thank you for your lovely comments, they mean a lot to me, best wishes MM

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      kikalina 5 years ago from Europe

      haha these are funny cows.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi kikalina, these cows are so funny, they are always doing something to make us laugh!

      Thank you for your comments, best wishes MM

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      David Stillwell 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

      This is a great hub Movie Master... totally made me smile. Cows have the most beautiful eyes...and for the most part a very warm personality. If you have not seen the highlander cows... they are pretty awesome too! Loved the photographs and I do believe they were posing!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi dave, I reckon it's quite within the realms of possibility to train these cows to pose for some more 'entertaining' pics - it could be a good project for the new year!!

      Many thanks for your comments, best wishes MM

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      homesteadpatch 5 years ago from Michigan

      I really enjoyed this. Cows are interesting, and intelligent creatures.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi homesteadpatch, I think we underestimate the intelligence of cows and they are such friendly animals, I have a new respect for our neighbours!!

      Glad you enjoyed reading, many thanks for your comments, best wishes MM

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      Jaye Denman 5 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Delightful story and photos! I enjoyed this so much. JAYE

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Jaye, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the story, thank you visiting and your comments, enjoy your day, best wishes MM

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      Augustine A Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

      Cows are funny, except when they pass gas. It is interesting how they all approved you, possibly looking for a handout. Awesome pictures!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi A.A.Zavala, I love your new profile pic!

      I agree cows are funny upto the passing gas thing....

      Glad you enjoyed the pictures and many thanks for dropping by and your comments, best wishes MM

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      Jocelyn 5 years ago from Florida, PCB

      I just love cattle. And that stone wall fencing is to die for. That is one of my projects for next spring!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Isadora, there is something very endearing about cows!

      It's a great old stone wall, a bit tatty in places but I like it too! good luck with yours!

      Thank you for visiting and your comments, they are much appreciated, best wishes MM

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Oh I so enjoyed reading this. Your neighbours are so cute, I laughed when you said you had to sneak away from the window and return when they'd gone to finish dinner. Lol.

      My mother lived in the country and had french doors in the kitchen. I only visited a couple of times but got the shock of my life when I went into the kitchen to find one of the cows stood in the centre.

      Voting up and away

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Rosemay, our cows are so nosy but quite loveable!

      That's so funny about the cow in your mothers kitchen, that hasn't happened here - yet!

      Thank you for your comments and votes, best wishes MM

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      Judith Hancock 5 years ago from UK

      Lucky you, MM! You have delightful neighbours - I always think cows have the most fantastic eyelashes!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Judi, Yes they do! I really envy them for those lovely long eyelashes!!! all in all I think cows have a lot going for them:-)

      Many thanks for your comments, best wishes MM

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      SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

      I needed some cheering up, so I decided to come back to this delightful, amusing and happy hub! Lesley, say hello to your photogenic cows from me. . . Cheers!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi SanneL, thank you for dropping by it's always good to see you, stay a while for coffee we'll sit here by the meadow and the cows will be over to say hello in just a few minutes for sure!

      I hope we have cheered you up and your day improves, Hugs, Lesley x

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 5 years ago from France

      LOL, cows can be really funny. We have about 60 in the farm. 60 crazy white heads that like to "talk to me" whenever I "talk cow" to them. My man thinks that the country life away from the city is driving me mad when he sees me talking to them :-S But you know how entertaining the big buddies can be :-)

      BTW, from november to April (aprox) we bring them back to the stables

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      I love reading hubs about animals! I loved your story about the cows, especially the fabulous picture of "It was like an excerpt from the film “The Magnificent 7”!

      Voted up!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Princessa, thank you for dropping by and meeting my cows, they really are loveable and friendly animals - I am quite envious of your '60' I loved your comments, thank you they are much appreciated, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi iamaudraleigh, thank you for visiting and meeting my cows, I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading! and many thanks for the votes, have a great weekend, best wishes Lesley

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