The Little House Written by Mike Ross Cow House/Hutch “Life begins well. It begins enclosed, protected, all warm in the bosom of the house.” Gaston Bachelard Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any Kind of House 40.040192 -76.262541 Lancaster, PA, USA 17 thoughts on “The Little House” Oh Mike, I really adore this photo. Love your house for this week 😀 LikeLike Reply Thanks Cee, there was a calf born yesterday but I didn’t wait for the farmer to show me. LikeLike Reply What a little cutie! I never knew they made little shelters for cows or other largish animals. LikeLike Reply The farmer told me these are cow hutches for young calves. This one is a week old and he already weighs 100 pounds! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I never knew they made such a thing. I’ve only seen calves out in the fields with their moms. He wears that hundred pounds well! LOL LikeLike Reply The owner told me exactly what they’re for and how long the calves stay in there but I was so busy watching the light change that I forgot everything he said. 😉 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Don’t you hate when that happens? 😀 LikeLike Reply Yep. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Too cute! LikeLike Reply Yes! I’ve seen these things for years and never knew what they were for. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I would never have guessed in a million years! LikeLike Reply It almost seems cruel in a way to separate them from mom but in theory they will eventually play better with others. Like Cow Kindergarten. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply 😁 LikeLike Reply I hate to introduce a note of brutal reality here but this looks like veal on the hoof. I can think of no other logical reason why it would be tethered at the side of the road by itself. Waiting for the truck. Maybe it’s different in your part of the world. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply This is one of about 10 cow hutches in the front part of the farm. The idea is to separate them from their mother for a short time to help them be independent and get along better with the herd. They are all dairy cows so no veal for anyone. Maybe I should have researched the exact reason for these little houses but I assure you that the cows are as happy as cows can be. LikeLike Reply So it really is different in your part of the world. The chain confused me. I’m not used to seeing farm animals tied up. Down here they all go to calf kindergarten together in a barn or field, depending on the weather. Yours get individual cells with room service. Central heating? Free Wifi? I can see this one has its own mailbox in the background. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I found an article for you Mike about someone else who thought the little houses were veal crates. I’d post the link but its all ads. Thanks for your feedback and remember to drink all your milk. LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.