Friday, November 7, 2008



These are English shorthorn cows.     The Texas Longhorn  are of Spanish descent.  The shorthorn were used for milk in the colonial times.   They weigh about 1500 pounds each; I guess they used them to pull the plows too.   They are very sturdy cattle.


This picture was also taken in Williamsburg, Virginia.   I have been there a few time and had never seen this type of cattle before.  Or, maybe I just wasn't looking.Williamsburg 035


  1. Beautiful cattle. The yoke looks a little uncomfortable. I suppose they are used to it. Thanks for sharing hon! (Hugs)Indigo

  2. They look very sturdy. Being born on a farm I always figured a cow was a cow but do you know that is the first time I have seen a cow with a yoke on their neck. I never know what to expect when I see things pop up about your Journal. I love it. Lucy

  3. I didn't know this; very interesting :)