As you may know from reading Rustic Chic, I’m big on breaking routine to explore new sights. So imagine my surprise when I came across a herd of Texas Longhorns in my neighborhood! These guys are all very handsome with beautiful markings and a few sporting their trademark (and a little scary) horns. I must confess I didn’t know much about Longhorns and my only experience with cows to date was as a youngster and visiting my maternal grandfather’s farm where he kept a few Black Angus for beef and a couple of Jersey cows for milk and butter.
Wikipedia research indicates that the dramatic horns of a Texas Longhorn can span up to 7 feet from tip to tip,and that the breed is long-lived with an exceptionally long breeding life.
As I approached this small herd, corralled behind (what appeared to be, I hoped) a high fence, the Longhorns appeared curious and walked over to where I was standing. Fortunately it was a nonchalant saunter and not a full-press charge!
Photos by Joel Woodard