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Oh, When The Cows Come Marching In July 20, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Music & Dance, Nature.

An impromptu Jazz concert on a Jersey hillside for a bunch of Jerseys.

No cows were harmed in the filming of this video.

Aah . . . that’s better!



1. Rainee - July 20, 2014

Loved it Nancy! Shared on Facebook :-).

nrhatch - July 20, 2014

Thanks, Rainee. I got a kick out of seeing this. Animals are so awesome . . . and make a great audience for budding musicians.

2. katecrimmins - July 20, 2014

They loved it!

nrhatch - July 20, 2014

Yes! It seemed like genuine interest, not just idle curiosity or “channel surfing” (because nothing else was on).

Contestants who don’t survive the cuts on American Idol could get some Face Time in the hills.

3. Rainee - July 20, 2014

You might like to take a look at the link above about a little town not far from where we live. Cows are a big feature there ๐Ÿ™‚

nrhatch - July 20, 2014

Thanks, Rainee. Those cows are wonderful ~ they might not come marching in when . . . the hills are alive with the sound of music.

4. joannevalentinesimson - July 20, 2014

Cute! I saw that somewhere before, or at least something very like it. Thanks for the reminder.

nrhatch - July 20, 2014

You tube videos are like satellites ~> endlessly circling through cyber-space. :mrgreen:

5. Jean - July 20, 2014

Funny….Jersey cows are nicer than….black Angus cows. Alberta, the province where I live, is Canada’s biggest beef producer. So dairy cows are somewhere else in Canada.

nrhatch - July 20, 2014

And hope they ALL get some fresh air and pasture time . . . instead of being stuck in crowded barns or feed lots.

6. Jill Weatherholt - July 20, 2014

Such a curious bunch. I love this, Nancy!

nrhatch - July 20, 2014

I kept waiting for one of them to wave the “Eat M’or Chik’n” sign.

7. Eric Tonningsen - July 20, 2014

Reminds me of a guy down the road who decided to learn how to play bagpipes. His spouse banished him to the outdoors after dinner where, every night for months, he serenaded the neighborhood. He finally ceased playing. We believe the coyote had a say in the matter.

nrhatch - July 20, 2014

Haha! I love a wee bit of the highland pipes . . . but every night might be a bit much. There’s a guy here on the island who plays at sunset most nights. Some people love it. Others (like the coyote) howled in protest.

8. jannatwrites - July 20, 2014

That’s too cute! They make a better audience than most people ๐Ÿ™‚

nrhatch - July 20, 2014

The biggest downside is they can’t applaud . . . or throw money.

9. Patricia - July 20, 2014

Looks like the cows liked their concert. So funny to see them walking over to get a look at the musicians and hear the music better.

nrhatch - July 20, 2014

Curious connoisseurs of chamber music. Moo!

10. Pix Under the Oaks - July 21, 2014

Aww don’t you just love their faces and their curiosity? I am sure they loved it. I think most cows in large herds get a bit bored. Not much to do. A couple years ago when I was still clicking barns I hopped out of the car to click a small group of cows and I swear they acted like they had never seen a human. They gave me the stink eye and stared me down. We used to play music in the barn all the time for the horses, I am pretty sure they enjoyed it.. no jazz though.. ๐Ÿ˜€

nrhatch - July 21, 2014

No jazz? What about Show Tunes? I’m guessing that cows and horses have a diversity of musical interests . . . which don’t encompass Heavy Metal because “that’s not music!” ๐Ÿ˜Ž

11. Behind the Story - July 21, 2014

That’s so cute! What was the old ad about contented cows? Maybe they get bored out there in the field just eating grass.

nrhatch - July 21, 2014

There’s a “Happy Cows come from California” ad (propaganda from the California Dairy Industry) ~> say C~H~E~E~S~E!

Humans have all manner of distraction to escape the sameness of “been there, done that.” We vary our diet, our clothes, our entertainment, our careers. The least we can do for cows is give them some music as they wander. :mrgreen:

12. colonialist - July 21, 2014

Gotta love that character! Of course, it seems you lost a rare opportunity by not encouraging him to use a knife and fork as the next step up in feeding.

nrhatch - July 21, 2014

I’m not sure how your comment ended here, instead of on Tigger’s post . . . but the image of Tigger using a knife and fork is wonderful!

colonialist - July 21, 2014

Yes, I’m not sure either, because this is the first time I have seen this amazing group of jazz fans getting in the mooooood!

nrhatch - July 21, 2014

Thought this might appeal to the moo-sician in you!

13. Val Boyko - July 22, 2014

Love this Nancy! Cows are so curious … and I didn’t low they liked jazz so much ๐Ÿ™‚

Val Boyko - July 22, 2014

a-moosing comments too!

nrhatch - July 22, 2014

Animals have personalities ~ even though cats are known to be curious . . . I can’t see a napping cat coming over to investigate a bunch of jazz musicians.

Yapping dogs, maybe. Napping cats, not likely. ๐Ÿ˜€

Val Boyko - July 22, 2014

I can’t see a group of cats lazing about either ๐Ÿ˜‰

nrhatch - July 22, 2014

Cats just don’t have that herd mentality. :mrgreen:

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