Monday, October 13, 2008

COWS HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY!

The Chianina breed of cattle, which originated in the central part of Italy, is thought to be the oldest breed still in existence. The other day we ran into...not literally, mind you...this herd of cattle moving from one location to another. Here in Umbria we're used to tractors or other farm machinery on the roads, but we usually don't see livestock.

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Along the way the cows munched on the few remaining blackberries they found and on the olive trees loaded with fruit! Have you ever tasted an olive right off the tree? If you haven't, just trust me and DON'T! Obviously these cows don't have the same taste buds as humans! The cows moved slowly but surely down the road, giving us plenty of time to admire them.

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1 Comments :

At 10/16/2008 04:56:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barb,
Last weekend I was harvesting olives and decided after all these years it was time to taste an olive off the tree - big mistake, of course everyone thought it was funny. I read your blog everyday and enjoy your experiences.

Elena

 

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