Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Meet Nigel - he is a very special sort of cow. Here on the farm their are 7 Hereford cows, 6 came from one herd and the lonely seventh he came from another - this is dear Nigel. He is always a few meters away, hiding in the background. He gets shoved around by his counterparts, they steal his hay, they make him walk behind them, they push him around. They really are big bullies these cows.
If Nigel was in the playground he would be the sort of kid left sitting on the benches. Gently eating his lunch, trying hard not to make a noise, quietly watching, subdued to the thought that this was his destiny. He would be a patient, gentle kind of kid - The sort most people don't take time to notice.
But here on the farm we have noticed. We have made Nigel our friend. We give him hay and push the other stealing cows away, we protect him, we make sure that he is not forgotten, sweet dear Nigel.