Galleriet her på Flø åpent nå på søndag 30 des 12-16.
Tusen takk for i år, og stor takk til alle som støtter det lille-store galleriet.
Jeg er klar med nye sprell 2019, og ‘Go with the Flø’ feirer neste år 10 års jubileum 👍
Godt nyttår !
Last night we had ourselves an evening stroll out to Flø, outside Ulsteinvik. It's one of my gf's favourite places. A beautiful place to behold the sunset. We decided to stop at a gate in the middle of the gravel road we walked. At the other side of the fence we saw four cows, which quickly took interest in our four legged friend - Vega. She was not so keen on their acquaintance, as they were hers.
As I grew up on a small farm with 7-8 cows, 10-15 sheep and a couple of horses, I've always been accustomed to these large animals. I really like cows. They're very friendly as long as you are too, and as long as you know how to act around them. They're suspicious of new people, and they are a bit reserved. But give them a branch of fresh maple leaves they otherwise couldn't reach or some bread, and they'll soon let you pet them.
These 4 curious creatures all had very similar appearances, so for the sake of this image I had to Google what kind of race they were. Turns out that these specific creatures are of English heritage. They're called Hereford cows, from Hertfordshire. They were first brought to Norway around the 1950's. Known as "beef cattle" - these are raised purely for the high quality meat they become, while other races are kept for their ability to produce milk.
I have never had a problem with the fact that animals like these are raised for our consumption, either as dairy cows or as beef cattle. It's how it is. Cows have been domesticated animals for thousands of years all over the globe. We humans have taken the responsibility for their welfare all year around, leading them to fresh grasslands as nomads for centuries, and in this day and age, providing them with roof and shelter from rough weather and predatory animals in the wild in the wintertime. I also know that the vast majority of farmers - at least in Norway - really love their animals, and strive on a daily basis to ensure that they have the best life possible.