Saturday, 18 June 2016

SATURDAY CRITTERS - Clandeboye Estate (Part 7)

Lady Dufferin, The Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava who lives on Clandeboye Estate is well know in agricultural circles, for her award-winning herd of Holstein, Jersey and Moiled cows.


It’s no surprise that Willow, Cecilia, Mabel and the other pampered girls at the historic Clandeboye Estate produce vast amounts of deliciously creamy milk that is used to produce Northern Ireland’s only locally made cows’ milk yoghurt.







I eventually arrived back in the Courtyard and think this cane work is a horse perhaps but was really drawn to this lady below.



This man was showing a young person this skunk skin and the man in the last shot was making soda bread and he gave me one hot off the griddle to eat and it was delicious.  



I hope you enjoyed this post and  thanks for visiting.

I am linking it with SATURDAY CRITTERS.

MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO LEAVE COMMENTS.

27 comments:

  1. Contented cows are gorgeous things. Love the cane critters too.

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  2. Nice looking cattle. Those kind of outings are the best. People sharing what they enjoy and people enjoying what they share.

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  3. You really did have a great time at the Estate - soda bread and all! Lovely herd of cattle - must try their yogurt.
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  4. great cows and I love the vine sculptures.

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  5. Hello, the diary cattle are so pretty. I like the cane sculptures too. Wonderful post! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Hi Margaret, lovely selection of critters today. Those three bovine ladies certainly look pampered. I love the cane work; I would have been drawn to the lady sculpture as well. I remember making soda bread when I was newly wed; think I'll try it again. Have a great day. Jo

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  7. Those cows look very happy!

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  8. Hi Margaret,
    Thanks for the interesting report, of course I am happy.

    Greetings Eva

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  9. Lovely cows and pastures!
    The first cane figure looks like Eeyore, the donkey from the Winnie the Pooh stories.
    Have a great week-end!

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  10. Margaret, this is a fine post. Love your photos of the pampered cows. They look great. Seems you had fun at the little fair also.

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  11. Beautiful images, and I love the cane work, excellent.

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  12. That is an interesting place to visit with much to see. Glorious weather for your visit too.

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  13. Those cane statues are wonderful! Great photos of 'the girls' in the fields. The soda off straight off the griddle sounds delicious!

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  14. Great shots of the cattle.

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  15. They seem quite content.... Neat little wood stove, by the way.

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  16. I like all your photo's, but those can statues are very good aren't they ...

    All the best Jan

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  17. What an interesting place. I especially like those cows. It looks like they have a wonderful place to live and produce that milk.

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  18. I'm not a farmer,but I do enjoy the pictures of the cows.

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  19. I live right next to a farm with many cows. They're all black

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  20. Dearest Margaret; Wow, fabulous outing at Clandeboye Estate, which is the kind I've never experienced♪ Lovely cows relaxed outside♡♡♡

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  21. Love the cattle. And the 'horse' looks like maybe a donkey. Of course it could be a jack rabbit like we have in the US!

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  22. Great photos of the dairy cattle on the estate.
    Love the sculptures :)

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  23. Happy cows! That's quite the interesting artwork.

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  24. I love the cows. The cane statues are great, too.

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