quick & quirky questions

 

Here’s a fun list (with my answers in bold).  I found these questions at: Like answering Questions? by kiwinana

 

1. Favorite animal? cow…now

2. Wine or beer? whine!

3. Socks on/off while sleeping? depends on if my feet feel cold 🙂

4. One piece or two piece bathing suit?  one piece

5. Cooking at home or eating out?  please take me out!

6. Pepsi or Coke?  no thanks (too much diet Coke in my past)

7. Regular or electric toothbrush?  LOVE my electric

8. Candy or chocolate?  chocolate, of course!


9. Coffee or tea?  herbal teas; chai is favorite

10. Music or talk radio?  music


11. Chick flick, action movie or documentary? chick flick romance

12. Regular or mechanical pencil? regular
 (mechanical drive me crazy)

13. Swimming or laying out?  both, alternately

14. Dog or cat?  Dog

15. What do you drive? SUV, van or sedan?  SUV

16. Early bird catches the worm or night owl?  reforming night owl

17. If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life what would it be?bananas

18. While sleeping: Phone by your side or in another room?  phone in other room


19. Singing in the shower, yes or no?  not me

20. Oreo cookies: Eat whole? Take apart and/or dunk?  whole (package)

 

Wanna play?  Copy & paste on blog, insert your own answers and link to me!

 

udderly bountiful limerick

Linking to Tweetspeak Poetry…scroll to see video showing how butter is made!


 

Introducing a bovine named Daisy

she’s a generous cow, never lazydownload

her milk is a dream

of rich butter cream

she gives away gallons like crazy!

 


If you remember the Borden cow (“Elsie”, not Daisy), you’ll enjoy this online article.

 

disappointment’s questions

 

cow pushes

hard, long

granddaughters

come along

to witness birth of calf

girls interested in kittens

already few weeks old

realize something wrong

in birth canal – nose, one hoof

show but never second foot

leg bent unnaturally

cannot push out

(naturally)

must pull

stillborn

 


Unfortunately, this was our experience yesterday…linking quadrille to dVerse.

shimmer of life

 

flashlight searches cattle herd

shines on curly white forehead

 

newborn calf, wet in moonlight

cow’s warm tongue licking clean

 

baby rides shiny cart to barn

gleam of mama’s watchful eyes

 

colostrum drips from suckled teat

sheen of pitchforked straw

 

farmer’s smile shimmers thankful pride

 


Joining dVerse poets for Victoria’s quadrille (44 word) “shimmer” challenge.

Calving season (the good, bad, and ugly)

 

O the joyous wonder of this sunlit morning

to watch new spring calves cavorting together

sprinting across the dirt yard, tails held high,

playing tag between their mooing mamas and

stopping suddenly for a warm satisfying nip.

 

O the awe-full agony in that moonless night

to see a cow laboring to birth a calf turned wrong

coming with back feet first, needing human help in

pulling out with hope a live calf, followed by horror

of bloody uterus and desperate heaving to push it inside.

 

Next day, wife asks, “How’s the calf?” and farmer answers,

“Lonesome…with no one to lick him off.”