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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Scottish Highlands

I was inspired to get outside of the city of Grand Rapids and explore some of the more rural areas of Michigan. In my search, I found something that was very interesting.

Scottish Highlands
Music: Yo-Yo Ma, Mark O'Connor & Edgar Meyer - Fisher's Hornpipe,
The Nashville Bluegrass Band - Unknown, Norman and Nancy Blake - Home of the Soul


  • Very cool. I'm glad you got the guts up to go chat with them, it made for a very good vlog.

    I don't know if the family who owned the farm is watching, but I hope they are - it's was a very nice view into their lives.

    - Dave

    By Blogger David Meade, at 1:49 AM, July 28, 2005  

  • Great video! I was amazed at how friendly she was. That one cow that came running up to feed almost had me worried. Anyway, good job!

    By Blogger Reg!, at 1:55 AM, July 28, 2005  

  • Ever seen that DVD with Yo-Yo, Mark and Edgar? 'Appalachian Trails'. It's awesome, you should check, it out.

    By Blogger Dooser, at 6:21 AM, July 28, 2005  

  • Great video! Goes to show you the cool experiences you can have when you step out of your comfort zone. I'm glad the bull was nice to you!

    On another note, I heard a rumor that you were going to be travelling around in Europe during the month of August and will be away from vlogging. If this is true, it'll seem like one of my favorite shows is ending for the season. Hope you have a great time and vlog it!

    By Blogger Erin, at 6:44 AM, July 28, 2005  

  • excellent!
    ..the hospitality of strangers is a wonderful thing.

    By Blogger rachie, at 8:32 AM, July 28, 2005  

  • What I liked most was seeing your tentativeness with these animals, and how you warmed up to them. I really felt a little of your "experience," on the farm Josh. Thanks.

    By Blogger Chris, at 9:26 AM, July 28, 2005  

  • Did she say she enjoys their meat?
    Great stuff josh.

    By Blogger Ty, at 10:56 AM, July 28, 2005  

  • No way....the male looked huge.

    Nice video.

    By Blogger alexander, at 1:15 PM, July 28, 2005  

  • I think you should have jumped on the bull for a ride like she suggested. That would have been fun to watch.. maybe not for you though. :) That thing had the largest horns I have ever seen!

    By Blogger Chris Daniel, at 2:21 PM, July 28, 2005  

  • Josh, I really enjoyed that!

    I agree that more people should take that leap and try to follow-up on interesting stories that they see. Be persistent, as you were going back no knowing what you'd find when you got there.

    A thanks to the family allowed us all to see this little bit of their existence.

    By Anonymous Chris Nolan.ca, at 2:37 PM, July 28, 2005  

  • Mooo. That bull was nas-tee. Good for you for filming it up close.

    By Blogger Josh K, at 2:47 PM, July 28, 2005  

  • those bull's were cute but huge...kinda look scary too.

    By Blogger karen, at 3:22 PM, July 28, 2005  

  • Nice work. I really liked the editing touches you added.

    By Anonymous Matt, at 5:46 PM, July 28, 2005  

  • Who says you never meet interesting people. This is a good example of how Vlogs can be longer than 2 or 3 minutes and be totally watchable.

    Have you noticed how everyone is getting so much better at Vlogging?

    By Blogger starfire, at 7:49 PM, July 28, 2005  

  • Nice video, Josh. Any time you can get out of the city you can find some really wonderful people with good stories to tell. Actually, you can find that in cities too, but the scenery is better in rural areas.

    Good job!

    By Blogger Carl Weaver, at 10:38 PM, July 28, 2005  

  • josh leo, you are like a modern day mr. rogers. :)

    when that first cow came running over the field, i thought, "WHOA she has BUFFALO!?" i'm such a suburban dork.

    By Blogger annie!, at 2:49 AM, July 29, 2005  

  • I enjoyed this one a lot, Josh. Yes, the things we can experience just by getting out of our own comfort zone...

    Hey, could you vlog your plans for Europe? Show us on the map where you are heading, who you are meeting up with, and what you want to do over there? What expectations do you have, this being your first time outside the US ever? It would be interesting to compare your vision of Europe Before you go, and then compare that with after.

    By Blogger dltq, at 5:30 AM, July 29, 2005  

  • i think you're lucky you didn't get gored . . . .

    By Anonymous liz, at 9:09 AM, July 29, 2005  

  • I LOVE this video!I'm so impressed with your courage and interviewing skills.

    By Blogger Jodi, at 11:47 AM, July 29, 2005  

  • Farm-tastic!

    By Anonymous bottomunion, at 12:17 PM, July 30, 2005  

  • Another Watchthis video from Josh Leo.

    By Blogger Steve Garfield, at 1:31 PM, July 30, 2005  

  • Fantastic video!

    By Anonymous Eric Rice, at 1:42 PM, July 30, 2005  

  • If you don't go out nothing happens. You went out and made it happen.

    Another great video!


    By Blogger Mildred Garfield, at 9:50 PM, July 30, 2005  

  • impressive.

    By Blogger B O B, at 10:35 PM, July 30, 2005  

  • Great to see these cattle in the U.S. My father spent a lot of time in the Scottish highlands while learning to be a shepherd / border collie guy and we always marvelled at his images of the Highland Cattle. Majestic in a prehistoric kind of way, no?

    By Blogger The Faux Press, at 12:00 AM, July 31, 2005  

  • Your videos/vlogs as always are fabulous. I’m curious as to your position on “corporate sponsorship” for Vlogging. I’ve heard that many of the vloggers involved in the yahoo group are actually “paid to vlog”. Your comments?

    Cheryl Shuman

    By Blogger www.CherylShuman.com, at 12:12 AM, August 01, 2005  

  • Josh--these are very, very cute cows. I can't believe how docile they were! When we go out to Bre's folks' sheep farm I wouldn't dare get near the rams. Good job coming up with something new and interesting...still waiting on the hot dog stand, though.
    PS--nice haircut!

    By Blogger jennifer, at 3:23 AM, August 01, 2005  

  • I was surprised looking at the cow running for food like my cat when I feed him

    By Blogger Cuoredifango, at 8:24 AM, August 01, 2005  

  • nice one josh. my favorite "bittersweet" part was watching the bull standing by itself as you hear the cars going by in the background.

    i never would have thought such intimidating looking animals could be so docile and sweet. isn't it often like that? :)

    By Blogger Zadi, at 3:15 AM, August 02, 2005  

  • Great job, as always!

    I'm so glad she didn't try to take advantage of a city slicker like you and talk you in to milking that bull!

    Whew baby! That would have been one hell'uva vlog! :-)

    By Blogger Scott Walker, at 1:09 PM, August 02, 2005  

  • Great Vlog Josh!

    Enjoyed watching your videos for awhile, but I'm currently a bit behind so if you'll excuse me I have some watching to do!

    By Blogger Doug M, at 9:01 PM, August 02, 2005  

  • Now I see why everyone in the vlogosphere is talking about your video! It has a really great spirit about it.
    You are getting so good at this, you know!

    By Blogger Hilton, at 9:44 PM, August 05, 2005  

  • those are some weird cows ...

    By Blogger Richard, at 12:02 PM, August 17, 2005  

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