Maggie, Linnhe, Morag and Isabelle arrived this morning, and as I look out the window now they're settling down eating some hay in the laneway.
Highlands are a rare breed, according to the Rare Breeds Trust of Australia, so we're hoping we can help build their numbers up. We're borrowing a bull in the next week ... so it's all go!
Maggie and Morag
Neither of us have eaten Highland beef before, but a Scottish chef - who just happened to be visiting this morning while the cattle were being delivered - told us it's tender, marbled meat with egg-shell coloured fat.
It'll be a little while till we have any at eating stage, but we're looking forward to having our own rare-breed beef to go with our rare-breed pork, chicken and duck.