Pigs, Sheep, and Cows

We left Austria to head back to Germany, again traveling through some amazing scenery.

cabins on hill


mountais and green

Once back in Germany, we visited Fritz, a friend of Nathalie’s who farms in Bavaria. Right near his home in the village he keeps his rare breed pigs – Buntes Bentheimer Schwein (Bentheim Black Pied Swine) which became nearly extinct in the 1950’s. He has two sows who recently had litters.

piglets alone

They are very friendly!

very friendly pigs

Dinner time!

feeding 2

Next we went to visit Fritz’s sheep, a short drive away. These are his Alpines Steinshaf. He has the largest flock of them in their group. I think these are such beautiful sheep. Just look at all the colors!

alpines steinschaf

beautiful alp stein

Fritz also has a rare breed of sheep called Valachian Sheep. They originate from Romania – in the same area where Dracula is said to have lived!

Valachian Sheep

As we get ready to leave, we are greeted by the sight of another group of animals on the move.

cows headed our way

They seemed really big as they got closer. I guess I am just used to sheep! Fritz said they are like our Brown Swiss.

big cows

As the cows head in for their evening milking, we head home, too. The next day – back to Austria!

herding cows toward barn

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  1. Love those Valachian sheep horns.

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