Second, sort of.
Not a 'working property' per se. We are part-timers (full-time work / a lot of commuting / part-time 'farmers') So we sit just far enough away from town to not see anyone, to have around 120 acres of good granite and basalt land to run some cattle (all pets, no meat, no market) and horses. The latter are mainly rescues. The other half finds them when they are THIS close to 'being dogged' (waiting at the abattoir for processing into dog meat) and transports them home. Brings them back into shape and teaches them manners and rides them (jeez I make it sound so simple). The theory is to sell them on, but this phase has yet to materialise….oh except the last rescue, Stella, who is being 'leased' by a friend.
So it's a little fun and a lot work. But don't think I'd have it any other way…..well except maybe the commute and the full-time salaryman gig! …if only there was money enough in cow portraiture.
Sorry to disappoint Dave - I'm less John Wayne and more Billy Crystal
The short, thick-necked Cattle Egret spends most of its time in fields rather than streams. It forages at the feet of grazing cattle, head bobbing with each step, or rides on their backs to pick at ticks. This stocky white heron has yellow plumes on its head and neck during breeding season. Originally from Africa, it found its way to North America in 1953 and quickly spread across the continent. Elsewhere in the world, it forages alongside camels, ostriches, rhinos, and tortoises—as well as farmers’ tractors.