Thursday, January 12, 2006

Where cows fear to tread

Another winter photo.  This one  was taken on my father's farm during Christmas. In the Netherlands farmers use a set up similiar to this rather than an actual gate to keep cows penned in.  The system consists of steel bars spaced just far enough apart to discourage the cow from crossing and breaking a leg.  And who said cows were stupid?

BTW, it actually works.  My father built it about 12 years ago and we have yet to see a cow cross it.  Now if my brothers could only figure out how to cross it safely we'd all sleep better at night.

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