Sunday, 25 September 2011

Red and White

Close to where we live a farmer has a small herd of White Park cattle.  A rare breed and an ancient one too, these animals have been bred in Britain for about 1000 years.  These little chaps were a lot younger than that.
Enjoying the sunshine as they lay in the field, they had the confident look on their faces which said "don't mess with us,  mum and dad are close by"!  And with horns like theirs, who would argue?
The hedgerows nearby are glowing with the red berries of Black Bryony plants (Dioscorea communis).  Poisonous like the rest of the plant, they are a relative of the Yam and clamber all over their hawthorn neighbours.
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