Highland cattle is living in Saltfjärden, where I watched migration of birds during September and October. Thousands of crowns and geese were migrating at the same time. The noice was overwhelming and where ever I watched I saw birds landing, flying or taking off.
Highland cattle was grazing in a nearby field
After birds were gone it was silent and depressing. I was happy when I found Highland cattle grazing in a nearby field in Saltfjärden. Off course I wanted to visit them even the way was not the easiest one. We had to crawl under the fence, jump over the deep ditch and be careful of ticks while walking on the high grass. But if was worth the trouble and finally I got some Highland cattle photos!
Highland cattle is an efficient landscape caretaker
Highland cattle stay outside around the year as it is not suitable for indoor breeding or for cramped outdoor gardens or yard conditions. It is an efficient grazer, and therefore the most suitable for exploiting natural pastures; traditional biotopes, woodlands and wastelands.
The breed is used in several European countries to manage nature reserves that are sensitive to flora or to help sheep manage pastures in order to maintain a good plant balance in the areas. As a bush grubber, the Highland cattle is incomparable.
Today we are celebrating St. Lucia’s day in Finland. It is really dark at the moment even St. Lucia is bringing light to us. After 21st of December the days start to be longer and there are only couple of months until we have spring again!
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