Saturday, August 13, 2011

Saturday scenes and scenery: now that's hot!

There's a bit of New England folklore (that I've never found particularly accurate) asserting that, when the cows are sitting down, it means rain on the way.

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But what does it mean when they take to a pond in which algae are in full bloom?

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Are they acting on some vestigial memory of ancestors that were more like African hippos or water buffaloes? Or did they just take a short cut to the other side?

2 comments:

Sandra de Helen said...

Cows go into ponds to cool off. They will stay an average of 18 minutes unless the pond is shaded, in which case they won't come out and then they'll get wrinkly. If they're milk cows, it's best if the water isn't filled with bacteria, for obvious reasons. Not sure about algae. These are lucky cows ... they have a pond! Ponds are lucky to have cows too, btw, they keep the vegetation down around the edge.

janinsanfran said...

Wow. You apparently know your cows Sandra!

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