Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Cows and calves....elk and cattle
Lower Valley, where I grew up, is unbelievably lush this time of year with pastures and hayfields well-irrigated by the Wallowa River, creeks, and irrigation ditches. In recent years, elk have moved into the area that's bisected by Oregon Highway 82. The cows evidently calve in one pasture where a grove of trees flourishes. Landowners in the area also pasture cattle in the same area, and the two species seem to have worked out a comfortable relationship. Mothers and babies of both species were mingling today---a relatively unusual occurrence. I'm linking up with Nancy's Rural Thursday.