The Cattle Are Back! (On Bald Hill)

Posted on June 14, 2017 by Kerry McFall

painting of curious calf

“Who Are You?”, mixed media by Kerry McFall

I was delighted to see last week that the Bald Hill Farm cattle have returned to their pastures.  It just hadn’t been right without them.  They take the experience of walking the meadow trails back into a pastoral tradition somehow, giving us and our children yet another living layer of our natural and rural history.  Nothing says contentment like the sound of a calf suckling sweet warm milk, or the munch-munch-munch as cattle graze in the sun.

When the Symphony on the Land began with a cello quartet (last Sunday, see what you missed at GreenBelt Land Trust) a large group of calves and their mama’s crowded up to the fence to check it out!  Ears forward, eyes curious, it was a magical moment!

I so appreciate having the Bald Hill area to wander.  It soothes my soul, it quiets the squirrels in my head.  Thank you, GreenBelt Land Trust and all who put so much of themselves into that organization.