Happy cows come from Charlotte, North Carolina

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Homes By Cross, Inc.

Sorry, California, we have happy cows here, too.Cows

Having never seen an irate cow in Charlotte, I’m making a leap to assume they're all happy. Too bad for the nervous Chickens and Turkeys and Pigs, as North Carolina is a huge producer these animals.

If you’ve noticed I have omitted horses, there is a reason. I will address horses in another post.

This post is cow centric.

Our cows seem to be unfazed by the loss of pasture land that they used to occupy here in Mecklenburg County. Once abundantly dotted with numerous dairy farms, this area has succumbed to beautiful neighborhoods, shopping venues, restaurants, malls, stadiums, schools, interstates, light rail and community ball parks.

Now our suburban sprawl is much nicer than other cities. Sure it may look similar, but our sprawl’s beauty is not just skin deep. We have inner sprawl beauty here as well as.

This sprawl has made the Charlotte area cows happy. Remaining cows are simply for decoration. And like some foreign countries, these cows are a sign of extreme wealth, and are now living the life of Riley. I have a friend who has a few and he parades them around like Rolex watches on his arm.

 

Unfortunately for cow enthusiasts, zoning rules have now placed limits on the sporting of personal cows. These new acreage/zoning requirements and other rules have made buying cow friendly properties difficult but not an impossible task.  As you can imagine, the current cow friendly properties have sky-rocketed in value causing another source of class warfare.

The word is out: cow enthusiasts have now started to pursue property in Charlotte’s outlying counties in full force.  Realtors in these counties are calling this the Mad cow Disease of Charlotte as the buyers run amuck in their counties.

 

PS: I've noticed we have some pretty mean chickens around here. Some of the free rangers have attitudes. I'm just saying...to be addressed in another post.

 

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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Claude, I "moo" to that! :-)  Have you noticed whether cow enthusiast prefer regular milk cows or the brown "chocolate cows" which seem to be somewhat underrepresented in your photo.

Jul 16, 2009 01:28 PM #1
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Marilyn Harrell
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When I lived in Jacksonville Florida years ago, there was a dairy farm in the city! I could only assume that the city had grown up around the farm! I knew the cows in California were happy (thanks to the tv), thanks for sharing that your area's cows are happy too! I think Michigan cows are happy except maybe in the winter!

Jul 16, 2009 11:08 PM #2
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Sharon Tara
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Well this is something I had no idea was even an issue.  I learn something new every day here in AR.  I'm glad to hear the cows are happy at least. lol!!

Jul 16, 2009 11:39 PM #3
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Claude Cross
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Silvia - Perhaps I should include more encompassing photos on this subject. You have a sharp eye.

Jul 17, 2009 12:38 AM #4
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Claude Cross
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Marilyn - Michigan cows are sad in the winter (so I've herd)  ;)

Jul 17, 2009 12:41 AM #5
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Mike Saunders
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Claude - I want to here more about that "inner sprawl beauty", and maybe about those free ranger chickens with 'tude!

Jul 17, 2009 12:42 AM #6
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Claude Cross
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Sharon - Indeed. Perplexing at times. Glad this post found you in good humor

Jul 17, 2009 12:42 AM #7
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Claude Cross
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Mike - You have a keen eye for detail. :) Alas, fuel for another post

Jul 17, 2009 01:06 AM #8
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Claude, I adore cows.  They are a prosperity symbol in a lot of Asian countries where they don't eat them!

Jul 17, 2009 04:23 AM #9
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JL Boney, III
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I had a steak in Charlotte once. I'm assuming that was an unhappy cow at least once. However, he was delicious just the same.

Jul 17, 2009 09:02 AM #10
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Claude Cross
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Pat - I really like cows too. I only eat steers. Cows are fun

Jul 17, 2009 11:47 AM #11
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Claude Cross
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JL - See the difference is in cows and Steers. Happy cows do not equate to happy steers...cause we eat steers. I hope you understand

Jul 17, 2009 11:52 AM #12
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JL Boney, III
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All too well, I grew up on a farm in Winnsboro, SC. I have dealt with many cows and steers and just about any other type of livestock.

Jul 19, 2009 12:44 PM #13
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JL - Steak - It's what's for dinner... Cheers from another farm boy....hated shoveling the barn and slapping the cows at 4:30 am...Don't get me started on Chickens....GRRRR

Jul 19, 2009 01:16 PM #14
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