Today I went on my usual walk, apart from some obnoxious taxi drivers that pounce on the odd tourist that bravely decides to come off the crocodile island and go for a walk about. I had a good day lots of wild life, (not including taxi drivers) then I saw this , its something I have wanted to photograph ever since I first saw them plowing a field in Daraw when I was volunteering refurbishing the Eye Clinic in 2002 on my first visit to Egypt.
Wonderful brought back memories of my Childhood and the first days of being fostered out on a farm in Bodfari Near Denbigh,at the age of eight. I was ploughing with a shire horse called Betsy within a week of arriving at the farm two years after they bought the Massey fergy tractor, this was harder work for me as I was too short in the legs to sit on the steel seat, I had to stand on the runners in order to change gears good job there was the throttle under the steering wheel on a ratchet so I could keep the tractor at certain revs. poor old Betsy was sold when they bought another tractor the ford dexter . it was named after the cattle breed the short dexter,This photo of a dexter bull must have been the same time as I was on the farm,
One of the cabbages here most grow to this size even bigger and without spraying with pesticides,
It must weigh 14 kilo if not more