Monday, September 21, 2009

An Update on Cows

It would seem that, at last, the cows are coming out of hibernation. I didn't realise that cows hibernate, but there definitely has been a lack of them on the Eastern Cape roads out of Grahamstown over the last few months.
I saw a beautiful big herd on the way to Kenton this morning. Mostly they were brown, but a number of smaller, white ones. I thought that they might be sheep, but they were cow-luminous and too far away to be certain.
I am now watching for white cows. Are they brown cows taking on breeding plumage? Perhaps the young, born in the spring.
Tomorrow, on the road to PE, the investigation will continue.


Thomas O. Scarborough said...

At last. I wondered why you were so neglecting cows on your blog. One learns so much from your blog, too. Now about cows hibernating, and their plumage.

Anonymous said...

Is it not something to do with how much it rains in winter as opposed to summer? I'm sure you said the rainfall affects the plumage at some stage.

Jenny Hillebrand said...

Rain - yes we had rain about a week ago and the countryside has gone green. This does seem to have brought out the cows.
Another factor: I have new sunglasses (I scratched the others playing tennis).
The plot thickens.