Riggit Progress

I was going to write a blog about these lovely little cows myself but my husband seems to have covered it very nicely. Suffice to say I am very excited about the project!

Working for grouse

IMG_0166 In a cold Westerly wind overlooking the Solway

Now that they have been on site for a week, the galloway calves have settled down and are starting to establish some kind of rhythm. It was a sensible idea to put them in with some older cows, and to begin with they   established themselves as a separate group operating within the pecking order of the dominant animals. As the days have gone by, this tight-knit, nervous group has relaxed and they now spend their time in a much looser formation. There is one particular calf which has not settled, and I must say that I knew that she was going to be nervy when I first saw her in September. Her ears are always up and her attitude is much more cautious and observant than the others, which waddle around peacefully through the mud like stocky little tanks. I chose her…

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