Friday, January 28, 2005

A Visitation of Cows

The grass is always greener over the neighbor’s septic tank.

There are two places where we are separated from a neighbor’s land by water.

Several times a year it rains hard enough or long enough to make the creeks rise more than just a few feet, and the force of the water knocks the fences down.

Cows are a lot more observant than you might think.

More observant about fences than the neighbor's workmen, most times.

They view it as an invitation to visit us.

Jasmine the wonder homestead dog chases them back where they belong.

But they get spooked, and run fast enough to tear up the soggy ground. They also leave us smelly presents.

This month it happened often enough for me to start thinking about free BBQ.


shannon said...

p.s. Karen - we're going to start the organic certification process this year, so I'm sure they'll give us some exact figures - probably, I'd imagine, a radius from the tank??? -Shannon

Rurality said...

Please do let me know if you do find out how far away a garden needs to be from the septic tank field lines. They didn't mention it in my gardening class!

thingfish23 said...

Cow poop bad. Psilocybe cubensis good.

Er - or at least that's what I've been told.

I wouldn't know.