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A Strange Cow

Here’s another anecdote from News from the English Countryside 1750-1850, this time an agricultural oddity from 1770: “Birkbeck Fell… A farmer’s wife in this neighbourhood, who attended duly to the milking of her cows morning and evening, observed for 2 or 3 mornings successively that her best cow was deficient in her usual quantities of … Continue reading

The Silence of the Cows

After watching the wonderful film, ‘the Moo Man’ I have become interested in how cows behave, and how we interact with them. It is not enough to go along with John Berger in his ‘Looking at Animals’ which describes how we have lost touch with nature, and how animals used to be our intermediaries between … Continue reading