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    Cattle herding French style ...

    Equipment
    Peugot 205 with dents, must emit blue smoke ...
    As many dogs as possible
    Beret is mandatory, as is cigarette clamped in the corner of the mouth

    Rules
    Cows are herded by the car
    The dogs must run around in circles
    The cows must do a 180 degree turn at least 3 times during the journey & eat as much garden foliage as possible
    There must be as much shouting & barking as possible


    Cattle herding French style ...

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    Re: Cattle herding French style ...

    I'd have thought the 2CV, with forward opening doors (from memory) might be ideal for this

    But I guess they've all rusted away by now

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    Re: Cattle herding French style ...

    Yes the 2CV was designed for French farmers!

    A nice fun shot.

    But there is one other requirement, based on the cattle around here. They must enthusiastically rub against any 'posh' vehicles that they encounter on the road.

    A sports car is too good to miss so careful positioning of their rear end should enable a 'present' to be left on a seat.

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    Re: Cattle herding French style ...

    Gorgeous, atmospheric shot.

    When I was a kid growing up on a farm, I was the one that might have been driving the car (age didn't seem too important for driving cars on the quiet rural roads of the Highlands of Scotland in those days, so long as your feet could reach the pedals), with one of adult farm workers leaning out of the door.

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    Re: Cattle herding French style ...

    Hi Jeff,
    I enjoyed the preamble to this picture as well as the picture itself. It brought a smile to my face this morning.
    Thanks for sharing.
    John

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    Re: Cattle herding French style ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    I'd have thought the 2CV, with forward opening doors (from memory) might be ideal for this

    But I guess they've all rusted away by now
    Yes, no 2CV's left, my neighbor had one until recently, but there are no parts anymore ...

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    Re: Cattle herding French style ...

    Quote Originally Posted by JPS View Post
    Hi Jeff,
    I enjoyed the preamble to this picture as well as the picture itself. It brought a smile to my face this morning.
    Thanks for sharing.
    John
    Thanks, it was just a bit of fun ...

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    Re: Cattle herding French style ...

    Interesting post. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Cattle herding French style ...

    Probably better to do photography than suffer from "road rage". Well captured.

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