Monday, September 24, 2012

The Save Our Summer Pontoon

Fall officially came over the weekend with the ticking of the clock and there is no better place to see evidence of it than here. The Farmer is harvesting in full swing with the chopping of his corn and pearl millet. We've been watching the wagons go by as they fill the silos for our feed for the winter. And we absolutely cannot wait to start eating!

I look forward to the cooling weather and the beautiful changing of the leaves that comes with fall. There are some, however, who refuse to let go of summer....

The S.O.S. Pontoon

I have no idea where they got the boat named S.O.S. for Save Our Summer, but they have been blasting Pontoon by Little Big Town all weekend long out on the pond while trying in vain to stop fall from coming. Some cows never learn I suppose.

Agent 101, reporting from the Udder Side.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Hanging Around The Water Tank

You can find out everything going on if you know where to look. The best place I know to get the latest gossip information is by hanging around the water tank. It is no different for us than it is for the average office worker except we don't need a cup to drink from.

Who's been talking to the neighbor's bull across the fence? Who claims she gave the most milk at the morning milking? How did The Farmer's Wife let The Farmer out of the house with those clothes on? These are the important things that get discussed.

Our most recent topic of conversation started with comparing the greatest beverage of all, milk, to the... well the other beverages you could drink. I said milk beats 'em all hands down even for the money, but I needed to prove it because if you can't prove it then there ain't no use talking about it, right?

So, I did my research. Actually, I found somebody else's research on comparing milk to other breakfast drinks. What can you get for only twenty-five cents, a mere quarter? Here is a graphic from The Breakfast Project at Milk Mustache.

Go there and download a full blown copy for yourself and you'll see that milk, just like the kind that I make, is chock full of nine essential nutrients at a bargain price for all you penny pinchers out there! Now you've got something to talk about when you're standing around your water tank.

Agent 432, reporting from the Udder Side.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Dairy Cow Glide

Just because I'm a cow doesn't mean I can't shake it on a Saturday night, sister! This is National Line Dancing Week. Really, it is. I wouldn't make it up if it weren't true! And do you know where line dancing originated? It just so happens that dairy cows, like myself, enter the dairy barn to be milked in a line. One farmer was playing a radio in the barn and as the cows came in one began tapping her hoof and another followed suit and well, the next thing you know: line dancing cows. And it caught on like wildfire!

I was called down to the local dance hall to teach one of the most popular line dances, The Dairy Cow Glide.  It goes like this:

Hooves to the left
Hooves to the right
Moo in the air with all your might
Swish your tail 
From side to side
Now you're doing the dairy cow glide

Now after dancing up a storm like that you are definitely going to want some liquid refreshment. While you might reach for something different, I can assure you that nothing will get you back in the dancing groove quicker than a tall glass of chocolate milk! Chocolate milk is the new recovery drink of choice for athletes because it is just plain awesome! It rehydrates and has protein and carbohydrates that are exactly what your muscles need to get going. Just imagine what it can do for you and your dancing!

Agent 423, the dancing queen on the Udder Side.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Laboring on Labor Day

High ho high ho, it's off to work we go. Labor, labor, labor is all we ever do. Ok, that's not true at all. Yes, we are milked twice a day, but what do we do the rest of the time? I mean of course I have to do my work for Agent 101, but there is plenty of down time for all of us cows. We spend quite a bit of time hanging out in the pasture and eating. Now, if you want to know who does labor everyday I can tell you: The Farmer.

The Farmer is the one who is always on duty; even when he tries to take a day off, I might add. We've got to have someone to milk us, make sure we have fresh water, hay, and grain, and throw some general attention our way throughout the day to let us know somebody cares.

So on this Labor Day when you're enjoying a nice glass of milk for breakfast or an ice cream treat to cool yourself off in the afternoon, think of The Farmer who is taking care of us and hoping you enjoy the fruits of his and our labor.

Agent 422, reporting from the Udder Side.