Gallery: The Cows of Sao Miguel

The island of Sao Miguel in the Azores is absolutely rotten with cows. This should come as no real surprise, given the island’s excellent cheeses. What is less expected is that the cows remain outside year round and are milked twice a day via mobile milking machines.

They also have great views.

Some of the cows wear bells (to write that these were cowbells seems redundant, so I won’t), providing a symphony that would make Christopher Walken proud.

Oh . . . and there’re horses too . . .

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