Sunday, May 19, 2013

Florida Steers!

We drove by the most beautiful cattle ranch and hubby stopped to let me take pics.

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Love this windmill in the background!

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And get a load of these COWS!

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I felt like I was back in Texas!

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My Texas drawl was noticeably stronger just hanging out with these guys.

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You’ll notice I didn’t get very close though!

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We’ll just have to look through the fence! haha!

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Would you expect to see this in Florida?

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55 comments:

Crafty in the Med said...

Gosh! yes Texas was my first thought!!! Just look at the size of those horns!! Don't think I'd go wandering in that field!
Lovely and green though and great photos!

keep well

Amanda :-)

Laurie said...

wow, those are intimidating beasts!!! Beautiful aren't they, what beautiful green pastures, I never think of this hen thinking of Florida! Thanks so much for taking us with you ,

ann said...

We all have our own ideas of what other states look like. While I live on the northern plains of Colorado, I as sure that most picture The Garden Spot in the Colorado Rockies and that I naturally ski. Not even remotely true. So likewise, I picture Florida sunny and beachy with palm trees and alligators. Your beautify photos show a whole new look to florida. Aren't those long horns grand.

boopnut said...

I'm not used to seeing steer, just milk cows without horns. Beautiful ranch, what a lovely drive!

Susie said...

They don't look beefy enough to be raised for food. They are pretty to see. Strange to see in Florida.xoxo,Susie

Emily said...

I would never expect to see steers in Florida! Glad I stopped by via SIMC.

Donna said...

Amazing! The grass doesn't look like Texas (too green, LOL), but the cows sure do make you think you're there! Great looking herd.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love the beautiful photos!! Maybe they are from Texas but liked Florida better!!

Vee said...

Oh they are amazing. Do Texas Longhorns butt because I would not want to be on the end of that. Beautiful photos, Diane!

Tara R. said...

Those are some impressive steers. It would be easy to think you were in Texas instead of Florida.

Robyn@SimplyMe1970 said...

Wow that land is really really beautiful!..And those cows? Umm yeah, I wouldn't have gotten to close either.. LOL

Diane said...

How neat! Nope, sure doesn't look like Florida to me!

Chel C said...

Wow! They knock the horns of Highland Cattle!! I'm starting to plan a trip to Florida next year with my Teenagers, so love to see what's on offer over there. Or maybe that should be Texas!! Have a great week. Chel x

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Whoa! I thought I was deep in the heart of Texas!

hugs,
Linda

The Tablescaper said...

Love your photos! So happy to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablecaper

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very cool! I love how gorgeous and green everything is:@)

~Sara said...

Such nice pictures! Those are some impressive horns!!! Have a great day. Blessings~Sara

Dorothy said...

Hook 'em Horns!!

Christina said...

wonderful photos! The cattle are so majestic- but I always wonder how they walk around with all that weight on their heads!

BLOGitse said...

wow what horns they have!
I wouldn't argue with them... :)

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Diane, Well I never, I have never seen cows with such big horns.... I have to say, they looked as if they were ready to wander your way, as they looked a little inquisitive.... I'm glad there was a fence between you.
Best Wishes
Daphne

20 North Ora said...

Diane - Well you sure do look like you're down in Texas!! The ranch, windmill and cattle are all very Texas!

Judy

Leovi said...

Beautiful pictures, I really like the colors, nice ranch! Greetings.

cucki said...

Very sweet pictures..have a lovely day x

eileeninmd said...

Very cool, I love these long horn cattle. Wonderful photos!

adventm5477 said...

DANG!! Those horns are long! Yikes! Great photos though and NO! I do not blame you for not getting closer.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

It's so gorgeous there! Hardly any green fields here anymore! Love those longhorn! Must have felt like home :) I can just picture you guys out on your drive! Cute!
Karen

Olive said...

They are magnificent.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

They are interesting!! we use to call them Cracker cows - but these seem to have larger horns. Appears to be central Fla. lovely and green. Nice seeing the windmills. They use to use them to pump the water for the orange groves and cattle.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Yes we have lots of cattle here in Florida. As a matter of fact, that is where the term Florida Crackers came from. The ranchers used some kind of whip that would make the sound of cracking on a cattle drive. So the native Floridians are often called Crackers. There are cattle called Florida Crackers, but I believe they have shorter horns. So these that you are showing are more in line in the Texas Longhorn family. (I used to know the name of these, but can't remember right now :-(

Keetha Broyles said...

Ma'am you may be "udderly" amazed to hear that "them thar's" steers and not cows at all. Wrong "equipment" ;-)

Ann said...

Dosen't seem like Florida alright. The fields are green fields are certainly gorgeous. I would love to vacation there.
Ann

TexWisGirl said...

these are WONDERFUL!!! and the fencing is pristine! holy cow! (pun!) loved the longhorns and your drawl coming thru as strong as can be! thanks for coming by so i could come see these!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Yes, glad that there was a fence separating you and how pretty and green the fields are.
Happy new week
hugs
Carolyn

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We took this photo in North Central Florida, South of Gainesville. I looked up the Florida Crackers cattle and the Texas Longhorns and these definitely look more like Texas Longhorns. Thanks for your comment Happy Cottage Quilter. And Keetha...there were boys and girls in this herd. I think there was only one bull in that field. They actually didn't seem very scary or aggressive. They probably thought I was there to feed them.

Sherry "Edie" & Marie Antionette said...

OMG !!! those horns...LOL.What a gorgeous ranch.You can tell they take good care of their cattle.I just bet your drawel. Did I spell that right.Anyway I enjoyed the visit.
Hugs,
Marie Antionette

Shelia said...

That is something! Look at those long horns! Yes, I would have thought that was Texas. Now I did detect your Texas accent just a bit! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cyndy Newsome said...

Beautiful pasture! I see those longhorns a lot where I live. They are so cool!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

They grow cows in Florida...?

LOL.

Jen

Cameron said...

They are amazing! Their horns are incredible, for sure...but I also love the spots and color varieties of their coats :)

What a gorgeous green farm they get to enjoy, too!

Leave It To Davis said...

Are you from Texas? Shoot! I'd've been sayin' Texas phrases to ya' had I known you'd've understood. I was fixin' to say y'all one time, but figured y'all wouldn't know what I was talkin' 'bout. Decided to say "you guys".

Suzy said...

I wouldn't have got close either. Look at those horns!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Look at those horns! They are fantastic. Definitely would have put you in Texas, not FL!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Neat farm.....are those really Texas Longhorns????

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

WOW. Texas long horns in Florida.. Interesting. I reckon you all have the same kind of weather...Beautiful ranch.. Hugs Judy

Kadee Willow said...

Great shots! I adore cows.. of all varieties! Such sweet faces I could just pinch their little cheeks!! LOL So funny how these "friends" brought back your Texas drawl! You just felt right at home with them.

Linda said...

Such beautiful photos! I just love cows! I don't get too see them being in the city, so this is a real treat for me. Thank you so much for sharing.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Those are some long-horned cattle!
The landscape looks so lush and green.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Longhorns! Who would expect those in Florida! When we first came I was actually quite surprised that there was as much farm country as there is.

The Boston Lady said...

I have to admit I have seen those particular steer during my days in FL! But not often. Such great pictures! Ann

Susan Marlene Kinney said...

We had some LONG HAIR COWS north of our home in WI!! Those were fun to see also! I sure didn't expect to see these Long Horns in FL. We lived in Grandbury, TX many moons ago.. I did like Texas!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Yes, when I see Longhorns, I think of Texas! They are beautiful animals, but I wouldn't want to be in the lot with them! Gorgeous photos, Diane.

Diane Writes said...

Nothing but great and refreshing views! Thank you for forever linking up with my Beautiful Sunday series namemate :) Sorry for the late visit, I was quite occupied with my blog makeover :)

Wishing you a great day ahead!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Look at those horns...wow! Great photos!!!
Thanks sooo much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
Blessings,
Cindy

Unknown Mami said...

Wow, they are impressive!