I did a whole lot of procrastinating about putting together a blog post. I considered skipping it altogether and then as I was perusing the archives it hit me.
If I didn't get a move on you would all be waiting until the cows come home for a post.
Now I couldn't have that so I got busy and threw this together
This picture is from 2008. Driving down a back road I pulled over to take pictures of these cows. They were very friendly and all came over to the fence to see what I was up to.
I did a search to try and find out where the phrase "until the cows come home" came from. This is from Wiktionary
Possibly from the fact that cattle let out to pasture may be only expected to return for milking the next morning; thus, for example, a party that goes on “until the cows come home” is a very long one.
Alternatively, the phrase may have a Scottish origin, and may derive from the fact that cattle in the Highlands are put out to graze on the common where grass is plentiful. They stay out for months before scarcity of food causes them to find their way home in the autumn for feeding.