Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Very docile and obliging cows. Try milking an untethered cow - usually, they just walk on leaving you and pail behind.
Excellent photo but I suspect it was a bit staged? As Stu says milking in a field is likely to leave you sitting on your rear as the cow walks off looking for greener grass. It does show a few changes from present day farms though, such as the horns on the cows, you'd never see them today.
I think I see a spancel on the back left leg of the cow, hidden by the bucket on the other side, fettering would have made the staging of the photo a bit easier.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]2 Well spotted. Never noticed it before!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Me either! So thanks to http://www.flickr.com/photos/wiblick for spotting this...
A really nice shot!
Here is the badly-transcribed Mannix family in the 1911 census. (The bio of Bishop Mannix above gives the farm location as Deerpark, Charleville, and the GeoHive OS 25" shows Deerpark in Rathgoggan North, where a browse of the census shows only one Mannix family, and sure enough, the father is Timothy).
If the girl milking above is 19, she is Helena, if 17, Lizzie, if 16, Mary. I don't think she is as young as Agnes at 13.