We are in a mountainous region, so cows all have cowbells…and we are next to farmhouse & milking parlour. So much clanking of bells as they come down to be milked in the evening, then they hang around clanking all night and are milked again first thing. We love them and find it fits the sounds of the landscape.
However we’ve learnt to provide a free slab of cheese to our gîte clients, and an explanation that if they like the taste of mountain cheese, then the cowbells are part of it being made. In five years we’ve only had one negative comment!