Friday, July 8, 2011

Got Milk?

I dream of having a cow. I have my doubts as to whether or not we actually have enough room for one but I continue to dream anyways. I stopped to introduce myself to this overwhelmingly large herd one evening and we chit chatted for a little while. First I asked them point blank, "Have you ever wanted anything so bad you could taste it?" They stared at me in disbelief and then started to back up a few steps.
I quickly realized I had been misunderstood and as I tried to find the right words to set their hooves at ease I had the strange sensation that I was being watched, in a menacing, stalker-ish sort of way and as I glanced to my left, I discovered I was being watched in a menacing, stalker-ish sort of way. Egad! I nervously chuckled and made what I thought was a compliment of sorts about the lovely set of bangs he was sporting but he wasn't falling for any of that. In fact, I don't believe he fluttered a single eyelash. "For the love of Pete",  I cried, "I want milk, cheese, butter and cream!" Then I crossed my fingers as I held my hand behind my back and I told them all I was a vegetarian.
And she seemed to believe me. It's always nice to have at least someone, anyone, in your corner. Thinking that things were finally getting back on track, I asked, "So who wants to come home with me?" With the exception of the sound of chewing and tails swishing we were surrounded by the silence of our thoughts. Then I realized my faux pas. I had been far too hasty in my offer. "Wait!" I cried. "Whose got milk?"

Then I panned to my right and saw that black and white dude. Yep, the one wearing a goalie mask. And I realized there was nothing I could say to turn things around and I high tailed it back to the car.

Here's hoping that word doesn't spread around the farms in these parts about the crazy former city lady looking for a dairy cow. I could be in a lot of trouble.


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48 comments:

texwisgirl said...

too cute! hockey mask-wearing cattle are NOT to be messed with!

Linda Makiej said...

Love those cows! Love your title!!! Just great!

Teresa said...

Had me chuckling through the whole post~love those ladies!

Millie said...

Maybe you should start with a milk goat. I recommend Saanens!

Cecily R said...

I have to admit, I've never thought of wanting a cow...but they ARE sort of cute. Well, with the exception of the scary hockey mask wearing kind.

Fabulous pictures!!

Thanks for linking to PSF and GMYBS this week!

Heidi said...

What fun! I love the textures and composition of your photos.

Alana Jo said...

Too cute! They are all gorgeous.

{ T G L } said...

Really cute! Is there a lot of work that goes into keeping a dairy cow?

I wish you good luck with your future bovine courtships! :)

Have a great weekend,
This Good Life

Feral Female said...

Have you ever thought of getting a dairy goat? Thier milk is fantastic, much better for us than cows milk, and they`re SO much easier to handle and cost much less to feed. Love the images, cows are just too darn cute!

A Wild Thing@Sweet Repose said...

You had me with 'the nice bangs'...ha! I'm with everyone else, I think a goat is in your future...I dream of one too for my soaps. Can you make a goat look like a Brown Swiss???

Katie @Pinke Post said...

Those cows will be beef but I love the captures you got of them. I am not ambitious enough for a dairy cow like you are dreaming. I know many dairy farmers and know they can provide me with the milk on my grocery shelf with a lot more ease than me milking!

deb duty said...

I think sometimes when people type lol they weren't truly laughing out loud. I can tell you I laughed out loud a lot when I read this post! These cow photos are gorgeous. I love the way you got them to look at you. And thanks for the chuckles.

Elle Bee said...

Hehe! That was funny!! I love that cow's bangs! HA!

Gardener in the Distance said...

I want a moo-moo too, Andrea. There's a terrific, miniature breed called 'Dexter' - they grow to only about a metre tall - perfect for small spaces that may need their lawn mowing. There's a website in Australia: wwww. dexter.com.au
Have a creamy weekend.

Deb said...

I love the hockey mask and the bangs. You should write a book!

Megan @ Restoring the Roost said...

I'd love a cow too someday! I love your photos- they are so beautiful!!

Nadege, said...

I think cow look so cool. Great blog and great photos.

Farmchick said...

Very cute post. :) Thanks so much for becoming one of my latest followers. Hop on over and join in on my farm/ranch/garden/country photolinky party that started this morning. :)

Nicole said...

hahahahahaha this cracked me up. I came here from the blog hop... Love it :)

Ro said...

I love their faces and those big brown beautiful eyes with the lashes that I'm jealous of. Maybe I shoulda been a cow.

gtyyup said...

Cute post!! If cows actually talked...they wouldn't be nearly as entertaining as you!

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

MOOOOOO!!!!! Darling post!
I too love cows, but it's horses that I speak to on the side of the road...
One day!!! Keep dreamin'!
Deb

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Oh, my this post was really funny :):) Those are some great photos and some good looking cows ;) :) My dad makes Bible covers out of real leather cow-hide, so I' m not sure how well those cows wo u ld have reacted if my dad ha d been there :) :) Th at one black cow did look kinda mean...the one that was sporting the bangs :) :) Well, as long as you don't rustle som eone else's cow you should be okay :):) Keep us updated on your dairy cow adventures :) :) Have a great weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :) :)

p.s. There are lots of farmers with cows here where I live...I see them all the time, everywhere...at Home Depot, going to the grocery store...everywhere :) :)

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

What a creative post! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Moooooooooo! and have a great weekend!

Barb

Dreaming Hollow Photography said...

Fantastic! You should sell these as art prints....there is a market these lovely country shots!

Genny said...

Hahaha. Love this post, Andrea. I hope you get your cow!

Mari said...

I love it! The photos area great and I so enjoyed reading this too. I grew up on a farm, and for some reason, I like cows a lot more now than I did as a kid. :)

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Laughing out LOUD! That is me right now. And I think I just tooted...like Zeke!
Loved this!
And yes, you need a goat! Well two goats so the one won't get lonely :)
LYLASS!
xo, misha

p.s. did you get my FB message?

Life-n-Reflection said...

Love it, com eon over and share it with us at the Texture Twist!

Abi said...

Great post, great photography, great sense of humor!!

Farmchick said...

We have some cows on our farmette and I admit that I like having them around. They munch, crunch, and make great scenery.

Red Gate Farm said...

That black one is a bit on the scary side! Personally, cows kind of scare me... they seem to be much bigger than the cows my grandparents had when I was a kid... and they are waaaay more agile than you'd think. Our neighbor is keeping a herd of about 50 for someone... well last Sunday one somehow got over the fence, across the road and was eating my flowers... next thing another was out. By the time we got outside the others were lined up at the fence just waiting to follow! It was quite funny to try and catch the two loose ones and get them back where they belonged!

So watch out when you bring "bessie" home for a bit of milk... they may seem slow and plodding but I think it's all an act ;)

~Chris

Pam said...

Love the vintage feel of these! Mooooooo! :)

charities for children said...

I like their faces and those big brown beautiful eyes. You shared wonderful and best information regarding cow, Great work.

Karen said...

I have always loved cows too... husband wants a few, but for eating. I just can't do that.

Flat Creek Farm said...

I'd gladly share a few cows with you. Especially on a very early weekend morning when the neighbor pops in to say...
your cows are out. Sheesh.
I love your photos and textures, Andrea. Beautiful as always!
-Tammy

Christine said...

Very cute. First you need to look at DAIRY cows, not beef. Secondly, I agree, get a goat first. You will know after awhile if you truely want to be "married" to a cow...:).

Life-n-Reflection said...

Thanks for sharing with us at the Texture Twist!!

Vintage Country Girl said...

HILARIOUS! I have no fear when it comes to my uncle's herd of dairy cows, but put me near steers, and my knees turn to jello! Why is it those two black ones have expressions just look menacing?

gowestferalwoman said...

uhmmm. Those are beef cattle, so Im pretty sure thats why they didnt want to go home with you. Not only are they the toughest mammas' around, but they certainly arent going to share their milk with you when they have younguns' to raise.

Theyre fussy like that...

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Andrea I am totally with you. I definitely want a cow or two...or three or four..... Thanks for your wonderful comment on my "weekend post". Can't wait for our trip to Kristen and Mark Kimball's farm and YES I will absolutely take photos. I'm hoping to convince the hubby that the direction they have taken is the direction we should be heading in. Wish me luck!!!! :-)

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Oh Andrea, I always love your posts but this title of course had me stampeding over! Glorious pics, cute prose. And your fireworks shots make me want to take a class and learn to be 1/2 as good as you. Sheesh you are talented!!! Thanks for the smiles.
xo
another cow lover

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Hilarious post! Thanks for the smile.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Love your photos, but I've seen a few too many beef cows of all breeds and sizes this weekend ;)And you know I love cows. Just returned a few hours ago from a weekend at W.Ontario Beef Invitational with our two boys. Lots and lots of beef, all prettied up for the show ring. Our 14 year old won 3rd in Showmanship, 1st in his heat and Grand Champion in breeding calf. I thought I would check on my blog favs while the barn clothes are in the wash only to find your lovely photos.

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

I stumbled upon your post and just loved it! We used to have cows and are in the process of starting back up again. I am a new follower and would love it if you would stop by and follow me too :)

American in Bath said...

I'm a big fan of the cow's too. Just visiting from Happy Homemaker UK. Love your post.

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I'm right there with you - I'd love to have a whole farmload of animals - totally impractical, but seems so romantic to me. Your cow photos are awesome! Thank you for joining Post Of The Month Club :) XOLaura

Hong Kong Badger said...

Woah, that black and white cow is creepy looking!!!