It was a hot August summer day, but it didn’t stop my friend and I head to up to Baltimore for this year’s Maryland State Fair
We have been to the Timonium Fair Grounds over the years in January for the annual Horse World Expo. The Cow Palace was always filled with horses. But this time, Cow Palace truly stood up to its name.
Dairy Cows were lined up in rows, all primped and cleaned ready for judging. Many of them leisurely laid in the hay and munched away.
Taking care of these cows are hard work. First starting at the cow wash.
Then the finishing grooming touches are handled inside.
After that, there’s nothing left to do but wait.
There was a wide variety of cow breeds, from brown ones to black ones. Looking at the udders of these dairy cows, we wondered just how many gallons of fresh milk was held. From what we could figure, alot ! Perhaps even up to five gallons. Can you imagine the weight? And they usually are milked twice a day.
Cow Palace is an awesome place to visit, and the cows are of course adorable and rather sweet. They are inquisitive creatures and love to smell your hands.
It almost makes me want to have my own dairy cows, and I certainly have respect for these dairy farmers for their dedication to these gentle creatures. But I think I’ll stick to my easier to take care of horse.