Country Girl

11 Apr

Today was one of those days at work where everything was a crisis. For whatever reason, things always seem to come in bunches – if one person has a crisis, EVERYONE needs to have a crisis at the same time. Which pretty much meant that my day flew by and before I knew it, it was 4:30. Even though these kinds of days are overly dramatic, at least they go by quickly. And tomorrow will (hopefully) be a less dramatic day!

After work I did NOT head to the gym, and I do not feel the slightest bit guilty about it. You know why?

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I got to play with baby cows instead!

You see, I ran into an old friend of mine from college in Walmart on Monday (boy does that sound like the start of a bad story…) who is a teacher in the southern part of the state, but happens to be visiting home for spring break this week! We got to chatting and I mentioned how I was totally a city girl and that my coworkers were always teasing me about not knowing ANYTHING about farms or country living.

Lo and behold, her parents own a dairy farm! So she invited me to come out today after work to help feed the cows!

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Yes, I am seriously feeding a baby cow. I can’t believe it either!

So for several hours I followed her around and racked her brain about every cow questions I come up with. What can I say, I like learning about things that I totally do not understand. I also spent a lot of time talking to the cows like I do to my dog…

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I even let the baby cows suck on my finger! This one was only a few weeks old!

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Then I proceeded to wipe all of the cow spit on to the grass. What can I say, you can take the girl out of the city…

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This cow really wanted nothing to do with me and kept running away when I came near it. But finally we enticed it with enough food to stand still for a few seconds so I could pet it.

Her super sweet family then invited me to stay for dinner, so I didn’t take any pictures. But it was the first time in awhile that I’ve had a true country home cooked meal with a family, and it was glorious!

So I realized that I don’t have any pictures today to show you that aren’t of cows, but considering how stinking cute they are, I hope you’ll forgive me!

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Country Bucket List item #1: Meet real farm animals… CHECK!

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