Welcome dorsum to , invitee author, Nancy Lee Badger! Today she’s sharing alongside us her love of Highland cows. Enjoy!
I Love Big Orange…Cows
by Nancy Lee Badger
Orange? Thank the Highlands of Scotland for sharing the biggest, hairiest, cold-weather adaptive side of beef alongside America…the Highland steer. Known equally Bò Ghàidhealach inwards Scottish Gaelic, these large docile animals are best known alongside their long horns as well as shaggy blood-red coats, but are also bred inwards black, dun, brindled, as well as yellow. Although this animal, bred for its lean tasty beef, was developed inwards the Scottish Highlands as well as the Western Isles of Scotland, the Scots exported breeding stock worldwide.
Their heavy coats protect them from the harsh climate of Scotland’s Highlands. High rainfall, potent winds, as well as hilly terrain are no problem. Even countries whose wintertime climates are fifty-fifty colder than Scotland choose seen an explosion of herds. Their shaggy pilus protects them during the mutual depression temperature winters, keeping the fatty content low. They also choose this uncanny science to respect nutrient inwards steep mount areas, or to graze on vegetation many other cattle reject to try. Highland cows choose a long history of living alongside humans, as well as the early on Scots kept the menage unit of measurement moo-cow within their homes during the winter.
I won’t become into the meat-producing aspects of the Highland steer. Instead, I volition portion photos I took at the recent Loch Norman Highland Games inwards Huntersville, NC. The festival is held at the Rural Hill Historic Site, a year-round historic hamlet consummate alongside a cabin, corn shed, blacksmith forge, as well as Highland cows. For the outset fourth dimension since I started attention these games, I was able to larn unopen to the mama as well as her calf. Not likewise close, equally Highland cows are highly devoted equally good equally protective mothers. Cows may make into their belatedly teens, which reduces the demand for frequent herd replacement. Financially, they are a skilful bet.
The dad was brazen as well as begged for handfuls of corn. Did he notice men dressed inwards kilts as well as women inwards long dresses? Did he attention that several fur-wearing men walked past times alongside longbows across their shoulders. Did he worry that marching band members stopped to view alongside dirks on their hips? Since bulls tin toilet weigh inwards at nigh 1800 pounds, I was glad the sturdy combat was betwixt him…and us.
I cite the cows inwards my latest release, My Lady Highlander, which is the outset majority inwards my Kilted Athletes Through Time series. Here is a curt except:
“Are nosotros unopen to the border?” Bull asked.
Izzy whispered, “Aye. The darkness volition assist us inwards crossing the meadow unseen. If nosotros go lucky, my quondam ale brain has position upward barrels of beloved ale.”
She laughed at his exuberance, slapping a paw over her mouth. Stealth would overstep away on them alive.
When they reached the border of the meadow, they crouched behind depression branches. If the moon, hidden somewhere behind heavy clouds, reappeared earlier they traveled the distance across the meadow, they would go equally visible equally the Highland cows, mooing, to their left.
“What’s that sound? H5N1 cow?”
“Aye. Highland cattle, as well as thus remain to the correct as well as sentry yer step.”
“Great. I’ll in all likelihood trip, as well as state face-first inwards a pile of moo-cow droppings.”
“That was funny?”
“Nay. I was thinking…” She fingered the potions inwards her pocket. “I deport a potion bottle filled alongside what nosotros telephone band cow-cakes.”
“Why the heck did yous convey that along?”
“That championship go misleading. ‘Tis genuinely an infusion of giant hogweed, a potion that tin toilet dismiss the skin. ‘Twas the solely weapon I could catch when we…were interrupted.”
“Don’t know where you’d utilization that.”
She shrugged. “Mind yer steps. If ye make measuring wrong, I shall make my best to larn ye a bath.”
For to a greater extent than data on the breed, in that location are several breeding associations across the the States as well as Canada, as well as they tin toilet go flora online. Please relish my photos.
About the Author
Fourteen books later, Nancy Lee Badger still loves chocolate-chip shortbread as well as wool plaids wrapped unopen to the trim waist of a Scottish Highlander. Her stories tempt yous alongside the clang of broadswords, as well as the audio of bagpipes inwards the air. After growing upward inwards Huntington, New York, as well as raising ii handsome sons inwards New Hampshire, she moved to North Carolina where she writes full-time. Nancy is a fellow member of Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, Fantasy-Futuristic & Paranormal Romance Writers, Triangle Area Freelancers, as well as the Celtic Heart Romance Writers.
Isobel MacHamish escaped a betrothal inwards ancient Scotland. She rebuilt her life inwards present-day New England, yet something-or someone-is missing. Arson, thievery, a stalker, as well as a handsome caber-tossing athlete plow her basis upside down.
Bryce Buchanan saves a pretty woman-twice. Sent dorsum to ancient Scotland-again-he is trapped betwixt the skittish woman, as well as a human being pressuring her into marriage. Battles, swords, a Scottish brownie, as well as a power-hungry laird brand ‘Bull’ desire to caput abode to New England.
To escape her quondam lover, as well as his murderous, father, Izzy finds her inner warrior. And, when the handsome athlete shows her what falling inwards love tin toilet bring, she is torn, because keeping her hands to herself, is i battle she volition never win.
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