Walking With Marsh Cattle

Heavy rain in and around Kidderminster resulted in the River Stour breaking its banks and flooding the marsh a week last Saturday night. A kind Wyre Forest Ranger messaged me and offered to move the cattle to higher ground on that Saturday morning (thanks Adam Hamilton). A week later and the rain was still falling on a thoroughly waterlogged marsh. The River Stour water level gauge app on my phone indicated a risk of imminent flooding. I didn’t fancy moving the cattle to safety in pouring rain and darkness, so I drove them into Hillary Road Field last Saturday around midday. The river didn’t break its banks on this occasion.

My plan this morning (Monday) is to let the herd out of Hillary Road Field and walk it through Riverside Pasture. I’ll record progress on my iPhone.

2 Comments on “Walking With Marsh Cattle

    • Indeed! It’s not difficult to communicate with some animals, with varying degrees of success. As with most things, practice helps understanding. 😉

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