Join us on our travels around Europe aboard our Dutch Tjalk Francoise

  • Jill Budd

    After 6 years aboard our Narrowboat Matilda Rose in the UK, we took the plunge and shipped her across to Europe. After 2 years in Europe we knew we didn't want to return to the UK so took the plunge and purchased a 1902 20 mtr Dutch Tjalk called Francoise and are now continuing our travels of the waterways of Europe in a buxom wench

  • May 2014
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Cattle with scars

Posted by contentedsouls on 04/05/2014

Kevin and Debbie came back from walking the dogs a few days ago and commented that they had seen a field of cattle all with post-op scars/stitches in identical places.


It took awhile but the mystery was, eventually, solved. These cattle are Belgian Blues and are (even the ladies) incredibly well muscled. Their calves are so big that they cannot be left to deliver naturally and all have to have caesareans.


The bulls are pretty huge too.


So if the NHS goes bust and you’re worried about your pelvic floor muscles ladies, just nip across on the ferry and the local vet will do the job for 80 euros!  Joking apart though, it doesn’t feel right that each cow has 4/5 caesarians in her lifetime but this, evidently, is the economics of beef production here.


Gebr. Van Raemdonck  Monument – this one was out in the middle of nowhere and found whilst I was dog walking.

7 Responses to “Cattle with scars”

  1. Sue Hunter said

    Good grief! They certainly are muscular. Wonder what they taste like? ……. more investigation needed please!


  2. Kevin TOO said

    Erm… not sure about those poor cows, they look like they’ve been drawn for a animated cartoon 😦


  3. Lesley said

    Obscene treatment of animals. I am appalled! The Kennel Club in the UK would probably approve though given the same applies to how British Bulldog bitches are treated.
    Irate of Cheshire
    X Lesley


    • I didn’t know they did that to British Bulldogs. Great picture of you on Sue’s blog – looking good girl and annoyingly skinny!
      Please join Facebook we can talk, privately, for free and I can read your blog without using precious, expensive data. I’ve done it allowing only ‘proper’ friends x


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