Dip Day by zambianlass

Dip Day

Friday is always 'dip day' for all the cattle at my parents farm. I went to watch (and help). This is the cattle drying off in the sunshine after then have been through the dip.

**Dipping involves running the cattle through a spray which contains chemicals to help eliminate ticks.
What a beautiful scene, if not rather busy for the workers.
April 1st, 2013  
A peaceful scene , l love the fresh looking greens & the contented cattle
April 1st, 2013  
This looks like a beautiful painting!!! Vibrant colours and beautiful sunshine!! Gorgeous image ;-)
April 1st, 2013  
This is amazing, I agree with Andrina it looks like a beautiful painting. a fav.
April 1st, 2013  
Agree with all above the contented cows and painting like qualities.
April 1st, 2013  
What a lovely tranquil scene
April 1st, 2013  
Beautiful scene and scenery!
April 1st, 2013  
Beautiful photo - brings back memories of being on my friends farm in Zimbabwe and watching the cattle being dipped. Lovely sunshine - it's sooooo cold here
April 1st, 2013  
Beautiful scene! What is "dipping" anyway? Love the light and the composition of this shot.
April 1st, 2013  
Takes me back as well, I was once a Jillaroo (cowgirl- Australian style), thanks!
April 1st, 2013  
Love the setting!! love the trees not sure what dipping is but I have an idea! Is is removing flies and what not? just a guess!
April 1st, 2013  
Beautiful rural scene. I'm not sure why they're dipped either :)
April 1st, 2013  
@thresheg Thank you - it is quite an organised process. You just have to watch out for cheeky bulls and mothers separated from their calves
@beryl Thank you :-) they do like quite contented here don't they
@andrina Thank you so much
@bristolrose Ah thank you so much for the fav - very sweet of you
@harmony23 Thank you so much
@chris17 Thank you
@judithdeacon Thank you
@roddy Shame - hope it warms up for you soon
@pflaume Sorry for not explain better - dipping is a process where the cattle are run through a spray with a mixture of chemicals to help eliminate ticks. :-)
@teknix Wow what a fab word... Jillaroo... :-)
@mak2 pretty much yes - mainly removing ticks
@malc sorry for my bad / lack of explanation... Dipping involves running the cattle through a spray which contains chemicals to help eliminate ticks etc
April 1st, 2013  
Lovely rural scene.
April 1st, 2013  
@paula1 thanks Paula
April 1st, 2013  
Beautiful
April 1st, 2013  
@zambuk Thank you Paolo (and for your fav) look forward to seeing your photos
April 1st, 2013  
Lovely peaceful, the colours are what I associate with Africa
April 1st, 2013  
love this shot! very calm and beautiful lights!
April 1st, 2013  
A beautiful and colorful scene!
April 2nd, 2013  
Pretty scene. It looks like a painting. The trees are so beautiful.
April 2nd, 2013  
Incredibly lifelike and vivid. Well done!
April 2nd, 2013  
I grew up on a ranch and well remember dipping days. Nice sunny shot.
April 2nd, 2013  
Nice shot. I'm pretty sure that they don't like the spray but it is much better than having ticks!
April 2nd, 2013  
Incredible vivid colors. Beautiful!
April 3rd, 2013  
@khirsch thank you Karin
@wind_of_the_sothern_sea thanks so much
@melody2289 thank you Melody
@skstein thank you Sandy
@carolb Ah thank you Carol :-)
@judis :-) thank you so much Judi
@steampowered Absolutely :-)
@jankoos Thank you so much Jan
April 3rd, 2013  
They do seem very content to bask in the sun and enjoy the green grass. Nice photo!
April 3rd, 2013  
Lovely scene!
April 4th, 2013  
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