Monday, January 25, 2010

MYM - A warning?

Or maybe just a curiosity...
There are not usually traffic-type signs to be seen along a dike.  It is possible, I suppose to find another dike with a cow crossing sign.  But I think this is the only place where you would see this particular one. 

The farmer, Mr Steves, has his barn on one side of the dike and pastures his cows on the other so they can graze the marsh grass.  At least twice a day, he closes the path with gates made from branches and barbed wire and moves his cows one way or the other.  The community  of Steveston is named for his family.  His is an isolated farm right  on the edge of a residential - really quite urban - neighborhood.

Someone, maybe him, has amended the sign to reflect the cows who live here:  the Belted Galloways, sometimes called Oreo cows.  Aren't they a rough and sturdy-looking cow?

Mellow Yellow can be found here.   Thanks, Squirrel Queen!


Rudee said...

I've never seen a cow like this. They're very beautiful and unique.

I love the sign.

SquirrelQueen said...

What unusual cows, I've never seen those before. Even the sign has a belt.

I have added a Mister Linky to my MYM post if you would like to sign in. It's at Through Squirrel Eyes
Happy Mellow Yellow Monday.

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

Unique cows with a humorous name! Love the amended yellow sign ;-)
Happy MYM!
Hugs and blessings,

Ginny said...

What a strangly interesting post. Do you live near there? I have never in my life seen cows like that! At first, I thought they had been painted. Are they dairy cows or for meat?

Angie said...

Just love those cows, they look so warm & cosy!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Oreo cows, too funny! Never saw this breed before. If they only had a little white on their face, they'd look like pandas in disguise! LOL! Definitely a classic road sign.

Gunsside - Norway said...

I have never seen cows like this. They're very beautiful and unique ;)

Lorie Shewbridge said...

Those are such unique cows... really pretty. I love how he "fixed" the sign, now it is just perfect!
Thanks for sharing!

Spiderdama said...

Great shots!:-) I`v never seen cows like this..
Have a nice day!

Mimi said...

Never seen cows like this- we don't have them here anyway.
I love the way the owner has painted the sign- good humour!


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