I remember shortly after I was married, my aunt brought my grandpa to the farm to visit me. It was milking time (we were a dairy farm back then), and Grandpa watched with amusement as I walked to the milking barn with two little lambs (Fawn and Annie were their names) following on my heels, because they followed me everywhere. Grandpa laughed and laughed and kept telling my aunt, "Look! She's got lambs who think she's 'Mom', and she's on her way to work with cows." Before he left, he said, "Honey, you've found your place in life. This is exactly where you were meant to be... surrounded by animals."
Well, who am I to disagree with Grandpa? He's the smartest and most wonderful man I ever knew. Besides, he was right (as always), I really do need to be surrounded by animals.
What's that? What are those? Ohhhhhh COWS!!! YAY!(c) Misty DawnS
I was so lost and desperate without any livestock on our farm for the past year, that I even resorted to 'borrowing' the neighbors cattle... just for photographs, of course... and a few heart-to-heart discussions on what is wrong with the world today and why animals are much better company than humans.
Yep, I'll be having lots of heart-to-hearts with our new cattle.
See, they're already interested in everything I have to say.
Actually, they just want to eat our grass and eventually get those babies out of their bellies. Oh what fun that will be!!! Calf photos!!! Oh yeah - this is where I was intended to be - surrounded by animals.
Well, I was thinking we were in desperate need of a vacation, and I was even looking into cruises. We won't be doing that now, though. Our family has just grown by thirty-eight expectant Mamas. I'll just have to leave Hubs here and go hang out with my daddy. ;-)