Tuesday, November 9, 2010

One of those mysterious things...

Why do cows sit down when rain is coming?

 There seems to be a multitude of answers on the net. But here they are doing their thing and it's cloudy and a chill in the air, maybe a light shower approaching!

5 comments:

Mad Bush Farm said...

My three seem to have a set time each day they go and sit in their huddle. Cows will be cows.LOL

pilgrimscottage said...

Could it be for the same reason we hunch over when in the rain or cold - maybe?

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi Liz
Yes funny things aren't they. These South Devons are really nice natured cows very easy to shift around from paddock to paddock, no dramas which is great for us novices!

Hi Pilgrimscottage
Possibly. There are all sorts of explanations (guesses!) on the net - it's quite interesting!

Libby said...

I just came to your blog via Paola's. I had no idea cows sit down when the rain is coming. BUT it does explain why we saw it so much in the UK and especially Scotland. I'd never seen such a thing before and thought it was just because the Summer days were long and the food plentiful. I look forward to exploring your blog some more.

Libby

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi Libby, thanks for your comment, hope you find things of interest on my blog.