Belties

We drove through Kelso this afternoon and in a field by the road was a small herd of one of our favourite bovine breeds – belted galloways or ‘belties’. Being smaller and less likely to scare them, I said to Nigel I’d get out and take photos. Far from me scaring them, they all trooped over to stare at me curiously from the fence! Nigel took a few photos of the encounter from the car. New Zealand.

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Cute faces.

Watching me.

Trooping over to say hello.

What’s this human up to?

My audience.

Well-grown calves still staying close to the security of mum.

More cute faces.

This is the site of the town of Kelso, destroyed by floods and abandoned in 1980. I’ve done several posts about the site and the history of the town.


Text by Liz, photos by Liz (except for those showing me – taken by Nigel)
Exploring Colour (2020)

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  1. Used to see these around a lot when I was younger – they are pretty! (Not so many cows around here.) And I love it when cows get nosy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Love them, they are such curious, intelligent and gentle creatures, glad I do not eat them, as they do not deserve the violent death they have. On a positive note It looks like lab made meat will be coming in soon would be keen to try that.

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    1. Yes! I’ve seen them called that. Oreos aren’t much of a thing here although I think they’re stocked in some of the supermarkets. I know what they are and am pretty sure I’ve tasted them and didn’t much like them!

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      1. There are better cookies for sure but they are nice for dunking in milk. I used to pry them apart, lick the inner creme and rub two together well before they started selling the double stuffed Oreos. I’m rather partial to Belgian chocolate cookies. ๐Ÿ™‚

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