have a drink!

I wonder; will the cows really wade out here to drink?


And another question for you all: Do cows in all countries, all over the world – drink from bathtubs? Or is this a local Scandinavian phenomenon?

SAM_1642Tungenes fyr


can you see its raining at sea?


a closer look at the lighthouse, now a part of Jærmuseet

SAM_1665me, dressed for rough weather

Last question: have you ever seen a cow taking a bath in one these?


13 Comments Add yours

  1. lostandfoundbooksandfoundbooks says:

    I’ve not heard of cows drinking from bathtubs here in Canada, but who knows! This surely is beautiful countryside!

    1. Sigrun says:

      Nice & rough, the North Sea is thundering right in. If I had had super strong binoculars, I might have spotted Orkney on the other side of the ocean.

  2. Harold Rhenisch says:

    Cows and horses in Canada. Drinking. Not bathing.

  3. Jean says:

    Not uncommon in the UK either for old bath tubs to serve as drinking troughs for cows and horses.

    1. Sigrun says:

      Thank you! Noted.

  4. Jen says:

    You are an incredible photographer, these are gorgeous !!! Just for your info… we have trough tubs here too ! In fact, my hubby once brought one home for me and it was my luxury bath (I love rusty things) which , when I lived in the woods in a wee trailer for a short time, built a woodpile room around it, and had a little hot-water electric heater…. it was devine… bathing out in the woods ! Now that tub is in my garden, with leeks growing in it. A leeky tub ! So from cow trough to my bath, to leeky tub (and very rusty by now) … report is that Northern California is the same as Scandinavia ! 🙂

    1. Sigrun says:

      thank you – thank you – thank you (& blush)
      I love photographing, but I’m no good at any technical stuff, my plan is actually to take a course to learn how to use a camera nest year. It will be my New Year resolution.
      And then, afterwards, I can go on an bathtub expedition! Follow the trail of cows around the world, just to check out their drinking conditions – (It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it) …

      A bathtub in the woods sounds just incredible!

      1. Jen says:

        I just love it… bathtub trails !!!!! You’re brilliant Sigrun.

  5. Old bathtubs have been used as troughs in this part of the USA, too. You don’t see them so often anymore, though. I suppose most of them rusted through eventually.

    I’ve seen cows wade into streams…why not to a trough?? (But not for bathing! No…)

    1. Sigrun says:

      Ha! So I can actually set out on a cows-bathtub-trough tour around the world! But if it is the case, as you say, that my objects are rusting away (bathtubs, not cows) I might have to hurry up!

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