Thoughts of spring usually bring to mind sunshine and rain; budding trees and daffodils; baby animals and — gambolling cows?
After a winter spent cooped up in a barn eating oats and grains, can there be a better celebration of spring then seeing cows surging toward the heady smells of the fresh open air rejoicing at the uninhibited freedom of the great outdoors and rediscovering the sheer bliss of personally selecting their own patch of grass on which to graze.
And can there be a better word to describe these awkward antics by these less than nimble and normally placid creatures, than the earthy and awkward sounds of “gambol” — to run or jump playfully!
May you embrace spring with all the joyous awkwardness of cows at play.
Happy Gambolling Cows!
For more cow fun: For The Joy Of Animals: Cow Boredom?