Scottish Highland Cow

There’s a herd of these just south of Tomales (Marin County, Northern California). Wikipedia says this breed: “…‍originated in the Scottish Highlands and the Outer Hebrides islands of Scotland and has long horns and a long shaggy coat. It is a hardy breed, bred to withstand the intemperate conditions in the region.”

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Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Scottish Highland Cow

  1. Love the look of these. Always have.

    Once, some long while ago, hubby and I were at a fair, and they were selling tickets on a young steer.

    Well, I loved the fellow and was going to buy a ticket. My hubby says, no way. There is no way you will then be able to send him to “market”. We will be having him in our (city) backyard.

    Had to agree with hubby, so passed on ticket. Grin

    Nice looking breed.

  2. My friend has raised highland cattle for many years in Colorado.
    She assures me that the animal you pictured is a cow, not a steer.

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