for the past few years, a lot of dairy farms in sweden have invited the public to come watch (for free) when the cows are released into the cow pasture in the spring. after a winter indoor, it's quite the sight with happy cows literally bouncing around in the fresh spring grass, play-fighting and shaking their udders about.
lucky for us, our country house is just down the road from julita, sweden's largest open air museum. as described at the link:
"Julita is Sweden´s Museum of Agriculture and holds gene banks for apples, pears and rhubarbs, and peony garden, native breeds of domestic animals, agricultural exhibits, a modern free-range barn and walking tracks in a cultural landscape."
we love going there - they make lots of great stuff, like rapeseed oil, cheese, beer and other yummie, eco-friendly things. so, naturally, we had to go see the julita-cows go spring-wild yesterday morning. it was me and marp and almost 4,000 other people, haha. it was done very well (lots of space for the cows, the crowd kept very calm and cheerful - no stress, basically) and took maybe 15 minutes.