This calf was bathing in the creek along the drive into the Holy Cross Abbey. the look I was given when I stopped to take the photo was that you would expect of some one being photographed by the paparazzi. And it si really hard to get a decent photo of a black cow in a shady spot.
The Holy Cross Abbey has a number of cattle on it. One of the tenants of the order is that each abbey should be self sufficient. And that means that they work just like the rest of us while serving God. So this particular abbey tends the fields and animals, create wonderful fruit cakes and honey, and serve the community.