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Old 03-26-2009, 06:31 PM   #1
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March 27, 2009: Cows in Boats



No, not photoshopped, and (apparently) you can still see this happen at the right time of year. I bought this postcard in Giethoorn, a village in the Netherlands. In the old part of the village there are no roads, and all transport is by water. These cows are being taken from their winter barn to the summer fields, and the only way to get there is by boat. I can't imagine what it must be like trying to get a cow on the boat for the first time... but these cows look pretty cool with it.

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Old 03-26-2009, 07:52 PM   #2
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(sandy, separately, images don't show up in iotd blog view if they are attachments. Until a moderator notices and puts them into the cellar image hosting.)
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:48 PM   #3
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cool, sandy, thanks. I suspect they coat the boat with superglue immediately prior to loading the cows.

OK, so we've got the meat and the liquid, all we need are a few veggies for a nice stew..... or it the guy in the hat about to skewer them all with that pole and make a delicious kebab fit for a giant?
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:07 PM   #4
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Good one sandy, thanks.

Cows, like most critters, will follow their food anywhere. Notice their all chowing down. However, I imagine the first trip or two with a calf or young heifer could be much more exciting.


Hey, you don't suppose they're bait, do you?
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:09 PM   #5
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I want a boatful of cows!
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:10 PM   #6
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That reminds me of the Isle of Mann Ferry.


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Old 03-26-2009, 11:13 PM   #7
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They are a little reminiscent of sushi, but i'm too tired to photoshop the chopsticks.....
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:15 PM   #8
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Chopsticks disguised as oars?
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:26 PM   #9
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could be...
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:02 AM   #10
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Do they have a poop deck?
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:36 AM   #11
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They are being taken to feed the alien overlords.
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:15 AM   #12
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One of the weirdest things I ever saw was a boat full of sheep. No idea where they were taking them, but most of them jumped out and swam after it! I didn't know sheep could swim... where do they learn
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:34 AM   #13
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When those cows come home, Mom is gonna tan their hides for taking the boat.
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:51 AM   #14
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I misread this thread as Cows in Boots.

I am disappointed.
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:02 AM   #15
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the milk float is coming
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