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.