Anton is 87. He inherited the farm, which time has almost taken. The nine cows live as long as Anton does. They made a covenant. Anton is living in the past. His time with the cows, hours of the day and the seasons, are his only present. It is cyclical and beautiful; life has it’s eternity ofnature repetitions, but the family farm is now a ruin, the Virginia creeper has pushed the windows in to the nice living room and winds on the furniture - no-one's been sitting in them for decades – and in his small living room and bedroom the rats plays on the table and floor. Family and neighbours love the old, stubborn man, but they are also worried. For him and for the animals. Soon, public authorities can’t let the old man be anymore. Action must be taken. Anton puts the welfare state to the test, because he insists to take care of himself.