Thursday, July 28, 2011

Corn, Sweet Corn

I am standing in the middle of a corn field. It takes all my dexterity to walk without trampling any of the corn stalks (perhaps the training from ballet practice has been useful). It takes all my willpower to not take a big chomp out any of the corn, too. Whoever said it was unnatural for a cow to eat corn was obviously not a cow.

I have watched with anticipation as the farmer planted this field back in June.  I waited as the first green tendrils crept through the cracks of the soil reaching skyward.  When there was no rain I cursed the sky.  When The Farmer had the field sprayed for weeds I cheered, "Die weeds, die!"

Now there is only the waiting left.  Waiting for The Farmer to harvest this corn for the silos.  I cannot wait.

Agent 226, reporting from The Udder Side.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Beat the Heat

It has been hot. Hot!  Almost, but only almost, hot enough to make me miss those cold New England winters I had on my first assignments.  The Farmer has been doing his best to cool us down.  While we always have plenty of shade and clean, fresh water I do wonder if he wonder if he's ever considered one of those sprinkler cooling systems.

When the heat advisory went well over 100 degrees I knew I had to do something.  My plan started as most brilliant plans do with a diversion.  I sent nine heifers over the fence and into the neighbor's tall corn field to play hide and seek with The Farmer.  He spent all day going back and forth from his farm to the neighbor's looking for them until he finally led them back home.  We laughed and laughed.  It was perfect.

In the meantime my package arrived and we got it installed in the office.  While it isn't state of the art my office is much much cooler now.

Agent 101, reporting from the Udder Side.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

July 4th Weekend Reminder

This is a reminder that this is the July 4th Weekend.  The Farmer and/or his neighbors may be celebrating Independence Day with fireworks, cookouts, and if they are lucky, homemade ice cream.  Be aware that the "bombs bursting in air" will be fireworks and we are not under attack.  I repeat we are not under any attack.  Please calm any other cows that may be frightened by the lights and sounds.  Remember that regular milking and feeding times will be going on.  The Farmer will be going to work as usual.

Agent 101, reporting from the Udder Side.