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Their bells and headdresses are laid out for them and strange as it seems they know they're going home and come happily to be groomed and beautified for the big event. Here the cows take their turn as the herdsman starts the grooming.
This shaggy mountain goat, indigenous to Austria, come down from the Alps to investigate. All this unusual activity must have aroused his curiosity, so he goes in for a closer look. What you might call a goat's eye view. I wonder what the mountain goat really thinks about all this.
And now we know, what contentment. [[?]] is in order, the cows now come to get dressed. First is a huge bell weighing over 40 pounds. That's some necklace. And no costumes complete without a smart hat. These festive headdresses with religious pictures surrounded by colorful paper flowers are painstakingly made by the farmer's wife.
The lead cow is now ready and really proud to be wearing the largest bell. But this one with only a small bell seems to have an envious glib in her eye, and with girls there could be trouble.
The two cows are now in a jealous rage. Looks to me like they're trying to ruin each other's bonnets.
All this excitement has shocked the little calf, while the old goat laughs on. [laughter]
At the end of September, all kinds of cows with all kinds of headdresses are seen coming down from the mountains. Here you can see how different these headdresses are from the previous ones. They look like little multicolored Christmas trees bobbing along the country road.