Monday, April 30, 2012

A Different Kind of Design Wall

My design wall is mostly unchanged from the last time so I thought I'd share some photos from the small road trip we took yesterday.

These cattle are Scottish Highland cattle -- living here in Wisconsin.  The ones in this pen are yearlings -- they were calved last year.  The one with the horns is a sweet girl.

They reside at the Fountain Prairie Farm up in Fall River, Wisconsin.  I forgot to take pics of their people,  John and Dorothy Priske.  The Priskes run a Bed and Breakfast (here is a link) and kindly allowed me to photograph their wonderful cattle.  They also said that I could come back!  They're expecting some calves soon, so I hope I can capture them on film.

I have to say -- aside from my fascination with these beasts, I had an ulterior motive for wanting to photograph them.  I'm planning my next quilt.

This friendly horse lives on a farm much closer to home, we stopped there after we left Fountain Prairie.

So which one is best?  Who should be the "Wild Thing?"

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Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

What cool photos!
Don't know---it's a toss up between that delightfully spirited horse and the cattle....they both qualify!
Love the coat on the cattle; had not seen that variety before.
Lovely trip without leaving the computer!


Vicki said...

They are such amazing creatures. Ok, now I can't wait to see what you do with the ideas for your next quilt!

QuiltSwissy said...

I want some! I just love that hair. Great pictures. Can't wait to see what you do with them.


wackywoman said...

Those are amazing animals. Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

ME thinks the horse... the 'personality' is there and you would have much more fun with the coat/color of the horse... then the brown cow... hair.

Chris said...

So glad I stopped by. I wasn't sure how the horse tied in to a quilt but you got me all excited. I vote for the horse, I agree with Beth that she seems to have a lot of personality shining through.

Lynne in Hawaii said...

The "heeland coo" (highland cow in broad scots! gets my vote! There are many, many horse quilts out there but not many heeland coos!

Robbie said...

I'm for the horse! What a cool shot...the movement is great!