Sunday, October 2, 2016

A trip to the young bulls .....

We visited a farm recently where they bring up young bulls nearby. I haven't seen such a farm yet. All is super clean and there are two big stalls with many young bulls. It made me a bit sad. They get their milk and food computer generated.... poor boys.The chip on their ears tells the machine mum which one is allowed to drink and which one has enough already.
The farmer showed all to us ... they have also normal breeding, where the littles are with their mothers - but this seems to be the more efficient way to bring up bulls. I was a bit sad and I decided once more to eat even less meat.

the older boys are very impressive 

and most impressive is the BIG tractor

I painted a young bull in Mixed Media

 My heart goes out to you - little bull!

Happy new week ahead - thank you for calling in again today!

I used some autumnal colours for my painting - so it is meant for

Indian Summer / Golden October / Autumn

 and I will add it to 


  1. Hallo Susi,
    leider bewahrheitet sich das auch in der Landwirtschaft: Nichts ist wie es einmal war, auch wenn es sehr sauber ist. Aber auf Knopfdruck Fressen usw. das kann man und will man sich gar nicht vorstellen und darüber nachdenken.
    Deine Seite ist "SUPER" diese Farben, wirklich sehr, sehr gelungen.
    Ich wünsche dir noch einen gemütlichen Abend, bei uns regnet es gerade in Strömen.
    LG Sadie

  2. HI Susi, I am also very concerned about how animals are treated before they are slaughtered for meat. It also makes me eat less of it. I am very much an animal lover and it's sad to see what happens to other animals as well. Take good care Hugs, xxx

  3. Oh the poor little guys. It is sad for them. They need to be with their mamas. I stay away from veal most of the time just because it does bother me. But I do love your piece. He does look a little sad, and adding that heart was perfect! Hope its been a great weekend. Hugs-Erika

  4. I love your colourful bull, very nicely drawn, and looks an interesting place to visit. Have a nice day, hugs, Valerie

  5. Wenn ich das sehe wie das moderniesiert ist mit den Kälbchen..ich habe das noch wie in der alten Zeit erlebt da bin ich froh drüber!
    Dein Bild ist so goldig und so richtig süss gemalt und ausgetüftelt!Ich find das Herzchen passt dazu und im stillen würde ich sie streicheln am liebsten und einzelnd füttern *zwinker*
    Schönen Sonntag wünsche ich dir!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  6. Wow, deine Seite ist wieder fantastisch. Sooo super gelungen.
    Ja die Landwirtschaft hat sich sehr geändert. Ich kenne es ja auch noch "alt".
    LG Carola

  7. The bulls look quite happy to live there Susi and your picture is wonderful. I just love to see your drawing

    Chrissie xx

  8. OMG die armen Tiere. Die moderne Landwirtschaft mit der Massentierhaltung ist wirklich schrecklich.
    Dein Bild von dem Stier ist gewohnt wunderschön.
    Liebe Grüße

  9. Your bull looks very happy and colorful! It's better for a lot of things if we eat less meat!
    Groetjes Karin

  10. Dein bunter kleiner Bulle ist so hübsch wieder geworden, irgendwie schaut er aber ein wenig traurig.
    Ich bin doch auch so eine Kuh_Freundin, sie riechen immer so gut und haben so schöne lange Wimpern. Fleisch esse ich so gut wie gar nicht mehr... Lieben Gruß von Ulrike

  11. So sad they live inside like that, I'm with you less meat on the plate. Your bull is marvelous and heart-full. xox

  12. I know the young bulls were probably being well looked after, but I much prefer to see them free in the fields. Your painting is fantastic, even a little sadness in his eyes, cannot stop the feeling that he is happy.
    Yvonne xx

  13. Some methods of farming certainly do seem cruel! Loved seeing your photos though! Hugs Chrisx

  14. Your bull painting is precious and full of he♥rt!
    Not only is eating less meat good for the animals it is healthier for humans too!
    I only eat fish every now and then and if I think about that too much ... well you know.
    Thank you for sharing liebe Susi oxo

  15. Oh Susi that is horrible, that 'computer rearing', so heartless.
    Your wee bull looks sad too, despite the autumnal colours

  16. I thought I left a comment earlier, but I fell asleep in my chair and woke to a blank comment box.

    Those poor bulls look sad, and I think about their short life and what they have to look forward to, or NOT to look forward to. I enjoyed the tour you took and loved that you shared this trip with us, because this is something I would never have seen had it not been for your trip to the bull farm.

    I am really in LOVE with your young bull and his colorful heart. It's a great entry for AJJ and one that we can all relate to. Let's save that bull!

    BTW, I'm with Patty because being a vegetarian is a lifestyle, and it might just save a few bulls in the end.

  17. It is inhumane really. You did a beautiful page however.

  18. What a fantastic Project, I love this!

  19. What a sad life for those poor animals! I do love your painting Susi, very expressive!
    Have a great week!
    Alison xx

  20. Love the way you painted the bull. Very colorful. :)

  21. Ach das sind so schöne Tiere, da will man wirklich kein Fleisch mehr essen, wenn man bedenkt das sie dafür sterben müssen. Aber auch Schweine,Hühner und Fische u.a. sind schön!? Da hilft nur vegetarische Ernährung. Schöne Fotos hast du gemacht. Dein farbenfroher Stier gefällt mir auch sehr gut liebe Susi, klasse gemacht.
    Liebe Grüße

  22. Such kind of factory farming makes me sad too and I think the business you are showing is even one of the better ones. We've reduced our meat consumption to once or twice a week.
    I love your colorful bull painting, Susi! It's gorgeous!
    Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Tag.
    Liebe Grüße

  23. Das nennt sich also Fortschritt in der Tierhaltung ... lieber nicht darüber nachdenken! Ich esse nur mehr ganz selten Fleisch, aber mir tut auch der Salat leid :)
    Dein Stier-Portrait ist total expressiv und der Blick sehr berührend, es kommt rüber, wie du deine Emotionen hineingemalt hast!

  24. Liebe Susi,

    Dein kleiner Bulle ist Dir wunderbar gelungen, er hat einen sehr berührenden Blick, ein klein wenig traurig.

    Man merkt, dass Du Deine Erlebnisse verarbeitet hast.

    Diese Entwicklung ist nicht so schön, ich freue mich immer, wenn ich Kühe in der freien Natur sehe. Bei meiner Runde komme ich an einigen vorbei, die einen haben Nachwuchs, zwei kleine Kälbchen, zu goldig.

    Herzliche Grüße
    von Anke

  25. Your painting is beautiful!! but the fate of those bulls is so sad- I agree-less beef for me "(


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