28 June 2010

bovine predictions

growing up, we lived across the brook from a dairy farm. early on we learned that cows lie down when it is about to rain. here, we see a herd of indecisive cows, some up and some down - and i guess they collectively were right in their weather predication. even though it was humid and overcast and the skies threatened the entire after-noon, it never did rain.

6 comments:

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

Our cows love to lie down in between milkings and feedings.....eat, sleep, relax & milk :)

chris said...

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy : wait a minute - you mean cows laying down doesn't have anything to do with rain?? oh, the things parents tell their kids....

Jenny Schouten Short, MFA said...

Thanks for the info. Does that mean our Dutch cows should be lying down most of the time?

Jill said...

Ok, I was so excited to have a way to predict rain until wife of a dairyman, nancy spoke up. Can I still use it, so I can look like I'm a great naturalist able to predict the weather with cows?

madamebutterfly said...

My early childhood was spent in dairy cattle country and we were always told that cows lie down when its going to rain - later on I observed exactly what Nancy says!
Maybe nobody told the cows...

Suz said...

I have always wondered about that story about cows lying down before rain
What it's not true!?!?!?
now what