With so many farmers going out of milk production, the countryside is beginning to look so much more interesting.
I've never liked either Holsteins or Friesians (the bog-standard black-n-white milkers), I much prefer to see regional cattle, living where they belong.
Now that my neighbour Claude has stopped milking, he too has gone native and now has a small herd of my favourite cow, the Blonde d'Aquitaine. Here they are just beyond my garden.
However, I did spot a couple of foreigners in amongst them. There's one Montbeliard, and one Holstein.
The Blondes are all youngsters, so maybe the two adult cows are there to give them a thick-ear if they misbehave.
Aren't they beautiful!