Wednesday, August 31, 2005


Well, I wasn't going to write another post today, but I came acrosss this. Hee, hee.

One of my friends from Faith Writers, Ben Stephens, just started an internet magazine called Riders and Reapers. It is a country magazine with stories of farm and country life.

A lot of friends from FW got stories published in this month's magazine. One of them, Dori Knight, wrote a hilarious story called The Chasing Cows (follow the link and scroll down the page a bit). It reminded me of a story of my own.

Our neighbors have cows. They stay neatly in their pasture--until we plant a peach tree. Then--unfailingly and no matter how many times we try re-planting--one or two of them come through the fence and eat the tree. Yes, eat it right down to a stump. We can plant as many apple, pear, or cherry trees as we like, but plant a peach tree and here they come!

I am not scared of cows.

But somehow when I go running out to scare one away from the tree and she is three times bigger than I am and is staring rather angrily at me, somehow, well, maybe I'll just buy an apple tree.


purple_kangaroo said...

See, you're getting addicted already. :)

Shelley said...

LOL...that's a great cow story. I wonder if those cows would produce peach juice instead of milk?

Maybe you could try to fool them into thinking they are other kinds of trees...hang some wax apples in the branches or something and see if they fall for it? lol

I have a friend at university who is from a farm, and she was telling some of us one day about this girl she knows back where she is from. This girl is a real city girl, and came to spend a weekend on the farm. She was honest to goodness serious when she asked "which cows do you get the chocolate milk from?" well, she also claimed "I don't eat eggs from chickens. I only eat them from the store."...we got a laugh out of this story, it's hard to believe, but apparently it is true!