That big hairy beast with the scary horns you see on the farm is our Scottish
Highland Cow, Fiona. She was donated to Taylor-Bray Farm when
she was 9 months old by David Sears of Nobscusset Farm, Dennis MA.
Fiona is a hardy animal with a thick, shaggy double coat protecting her from harsh winter cold. That thick coat means that she needs only the three sided barn she calls home here at the farm. In late spring, she sheds her coat, much as a dog does to get itself ready for the warm weather.
Fiona has a big appetite; she eats a lot of hay, pasture grass and, as all of us should, lots of fruits and vegetables. Fiona weighs about 1,700 pounds. Despite her appearance, she is quite mellow and likes to be brushed. She is not entirely tame but despite her long horns, is a good pet.
More information about Scottish Highland cattle can be found at the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy web site.