March 11, 2017

Cows On the Battlefield

I've visited Fishers Hill Battlefield many times but yesterday was the first time I've seen cattle grazing there. I crossed the footbridge and read the hand-printed sign that was posted at the entrance to the trail. 

Cattle on Premises

For the safety of the visitors walking the trails during the grazing period, DOGS are not permitted on the trails! Please stay on the designated trails and do not attempt to pet or feed the cattle. Your cooperation is appreciated. Grazing period ends April 10.

This couple walked their dog along the road and then put him in the car while they quickly walked out to the first historical marker and back. It was too windy to walk very far anyway.

This is not their dog. I think he lives at a local farm. He ducked under the wire fence and wandered into the pasture, but only for a few minutes. 

Fishers Hill was the site of a Civil War battle in September 1864. The battlefield park is not far from Strasburg and can be glimpsed from Interstate 81.


  1. Hello, I love the views of the cows on the field and the cute dog. I am glad they put up the sign warning people to stay on the trail. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

  2. Nice that they let them graze there. Love the scenery!

  3. A peaceful area, at least these days.

  4. Perhaps the dogs frighten the cattle alto this dog does not seem too threatening.

  5. Nice to see cattle grazing there. I always enjoy a scene like this.

  6. Looks such peaceful scenes.

    All the best Jan

  7. how neat to walk amongst the cattle! i am glad the couple paid attention to the sign!

  8. It is so interesting to me that cattle are grazing on a Civil War battlefield. (I don't know why I'm surprised -- they can't fence off all of the land where that war took place... but somehow it still surprises me.)


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