Friday, April 08, 2011

King's Cattle

Happy Friday!!!  As promised yesterday, I wanted to share some of my shots from our last visit to Miles Smith Farm

Scottish Highland Cattle... aren't they beautiful creatures?

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The curious youngins...

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Ready for a close-up... or hand sniff?

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I even found the Zeus of Highlanders... I think this guy would've posed for me all day long!
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So, spinning fibery friends... what do you think about spinning Highlander?  After all, we have Buffalo and Yak yarn.  I wonder if anyone at Miles Smith Farm has thought about getting their babies hair spun?  Oh and if you're wondering about my post title, read this.

To update you on the adorable furballs I posted yesterday... it sounds like Rondo is about to be adopted, but Java is still looking for his forever home! The farm will have a couple more rescue babies stopping by soon. As for the cattle, they are expecting twenty calves between now and the end of May (yes, the camera and I will be visiting for sure)!


Marjie said...

They sure are funny with their shaggy hair. There's a cattle farm here that has them, too; maybe I should get off my lazy duff and go visit. Or maybe I should just inquire about a side of they can afford to keep those lovely creatures around!

HH and The Boys said...

That would make beautiful yarn. HH's sister-in-law used to spin gray poodle fur into yarn from the clippings It was so soft.

pawhugs, Max

The Rantings of a Drama Queen's Mum said...

They're very cute.

Dawn said...

Love there shaggy faces!

Spinster Beth said...

I think the cattle would make great yarn! And the dogs in the lower post are adorable.

WonderWhyGal said...

They are beautiful but I have to admit, I don't know anything about their wool. What is it like? Is it comparable to Yak? I will have to do some research and check it out.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday! Thanks for sharing.

Kathryn Ray said...

I believe any fiber can be spun. Fine or corse, soft or scratchy, they can all be spun.

Do the cows shed or would you shear them?

The cows are adorable.

Jordan said...

Sorry I'm late for commenting ;) I have so many Blogs to read!!
The cows are ADORABLE!! I want to hug them RIGHT now! xD Haha have a great Sunday!! *Hugs!*

SissySees said...

They ARE kinda' cute. I thought I'd seen most of what there is to see in the bovine world, but I hadn't seen those.

Laurie said... them! I don't see why they couldn't be spun, people spin with dog hair (says the person who is trying to learn to spin and has a big bag of "puppycoat" hiding in the clost). :-) The trick would be harvesting the can call a sheep shearer, but I don't think you can call a cattle clipper.

Sue said...

If I were to have cattle, those would be the ones I'd have. I love the shagginess.

Bubblesknits said...

LOL Gotta love all that hair.

Dianne said...

I soooooo need one of those cows!!!!!

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