Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Dutch Banded Cow



On my drive to Napa this morning, I saw the herd of Dutch Banded Cows out in the pasture on their farm. I couldn't believe these cows the first time I saw them (except I had seen them on a calendar). Since I moved to Sonoma, I love to drive the back roads to see the different kinds of cows that live here in Sonoma County. Why do cows all face in the same direction when they are grazing? Anyway, one day when I had my camera with me, I stopped and took quite a few pictures of the Dutch Banded Cows. I thought I might use the image in an embroidery. This photo is one of the best views of how the white band encircles the cow's belly.

4 comments:

TaosBill said...

We found saw in a field close to Casa de Fruta in the Santa Clara valley. Though someone had come up with a Panda Cow :-)

Caroline Commins said...

Taosbill,
Hey, that's a good name for them, Panda Cow! Aren't they amazing! I even saw a brown Dutch Banded Cow.

Sunny Meadow said...

How do you know they are Dutch Banded and not Banded Galoways?

Sherie said...

I've just seen my first Dutch Banded Cow. I like to refer to them as "Oreo" cows!!!